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Sensational swimming

Posted on: 29 Mar 2017 by Weston Green School | Category: Key Stage 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 6, Year 5

Sensational swimming

As the end of term approached, the usual routine of school life was disturbed by what is one of the most entertaining fixtures in the school calendar – the Inter-house swimming gala. In previous years, this competition has been the final competition which has separated the winners of the Harvey Cup, and given a morale boost to those who need it most. Which house would be victorious? Arbook, so often the victor in the sporting arena has shown signs that their powers are waning, can they give one last hurrah? Dittons, who have perhaps the strongest group of swimmers in year 5 and 6 that the school has seen; can the rest of the house follow the older children’s example? Littleworth know that a victory will almost guarantee them the Harvey Cup for the third term in a row, and people know they are a house not to underestimate. Fairmile, knowing that a win for them will send them back into recognition for the Harvey Cup, but are they already too far behind?

As the tournament progressed, the scores were tight at the half way stage, with all four teams giving their all. The support from the side of the pool was deafening as supporters willed and wished each of their housemates to go faster for the win. However, nothing compared to the cacophony of noise that came with the relay races. There were three relay races, one for Years 3 & 4, one for 5 & 6 and then one for all the year groups combined; the children know that triple points were on offer for the results of these races.

As the final competitor climbed from the pool, all the children were exhausted and eager for the results to be announced. Fairmile, despite winning the Year 3 and 4 relay had come fourth, though the future seems bright for them. Littleworth had ended up third, and now face an anxious wait to see if they have done enough to retain the Harvey cup. Which meant it was down to Ditton or Arbrook. Had Ditton’s elder children done enough? Had Arbrook’s rich heritage of winning at sports competitions given them the edge?  In the end, Ditton had eased to victory, clearly showing that they were now the dominant house in the pool, and, as the term comes to an end, there are still three destinations for the Harvey Cup to go. But who shall be the victor? Arbrook, Ditton, or Littleworth? Only time will tell, but my goodness it will be exciting.

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