The House Swimming Gala proved to be a truly fantastic afternoon of competitive swimming with girls from Years 7 - 9 showing some exceptional displays of talent, courage, effort, loyalty and enjoyment. Approximately 85 girls took part in this event, with the four Houses competing against each other in order to win the House Swimming Gala Trophy. There were individual races and relay races...both of which were very exciting to watch. This year the winning House was St Therese, congratulations to all.
Jo Cox, Head of PE said, “All girls picked up points for their events and these points contributed towards the House trophy. In Year 7 the top swimmers who gained most points for their House were Eva Lancaster, Millie Foxwell and Chloe Coghlan who all swam superbly, however the best swimmer winning a trophy for her talents was Heidi Golding who won 4 gold medals!
The Year 8 swimmers who gained the most points for their House were Zara Paton, Ariel Specktor and Kate Webster. The top swimmers who both won two gold and one silver medal each were Issey Purser and Hannah Hale - both of whom won a trophy for their talents!
In Year 9 the top swimmers included Lana Wallis and Lottie Fisher however the best swimmer in Year 9 was Annabelle Ruinet who won three gold medals and therefore was awarded a trophy for her achievements, congratulations to all!”
She added, “As always, the PE Department also reward those girls who have particularly impressed by showing signs of courage, loyalty and effort. This year the Courage Medal was awarded to Megan Piggott (Y7) who overcame some initial feelings of worry in what was her first Swimming Gala, she swam in one of the first races of the afternoon and swam with real bravery. Well done Megan. The Loyalty Medal was awarded to Anjie Odesanya (Y8) who upon realising no one was down to swim the two lengths of butterfly, she stepped up to the challenge even though this stroke was not one of her more favoured strokes, all so that her House could win some points. Well done Anjie. Lastly, our medal for effort was warded to Year 7 pupil Mia Nairn. Throughout the afternoon Mia gave of her best in every event and the PE Department were really pleased. Well done Mia!”