Sports leaders from Avon Valley College hosted the recent School Games Level 2 Swimming Gala at Durrington Swimming and Fitness Centre.
Students from Years 9 and 10 started and timed the races, judged the take-overs and finishes, and looked after the scoring. These students were Adam, Curtis, Jordan, Jamie, Jake, Stacey, Jade, Tia, Dillon, Heidi, Erin, Elizabeth, Jack, Ben, Louis, Charlie, James and James C.
“Our sports leaders learnt a lot at this event,” said PE teacher, Collette Harries. “They communicated with different people, organised and officiated the event. They were also role models to the younger pupils. The students felt that running the gala gave them a great sense of achievement which will help build on their self-esteem and confidence.”
The gala was for Year 5 and 6 students from local primary schools, the events included 25m freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke individual events as well as freestyle and medley relays, and a canon.
The points from each race were added together to give an overall total.
For some primary school children, this was the first gala they had ever competed in.
The results of the gala were:
1st Ramsbury 110 points
2nd Durrington Jrs 71 points
3rd Larkhill 64 points
4th Bulford 55 points
5th Oare 44 points
6th Figheldean 43 points