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Tag-Rugby Triumphs and Swimming Sensations

Tag Rugby Borough Finals

Congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby team for their fantastic effort at the Borough Finals on the 8th March. Following their undefeated performance at the cluster tournament, the squad continued their excellent form, comfortably qualifying from their pool in the morning session. Another dominant performance against Malmesbury in the quarter finals set up a rematch against Hillcross in the semis where the team were unfortunate to lose 3-1 in a fast and exciting game. Despite this, the team rallied with a splendid performance in the third-place playoff, with the deciding, game-winning try being scored in the final few seconds, which meant they finished in 3rd place picking up Bronze medals.  Well done to all children who have taken part in the Tag Rugby teams this year! - Mr Hunter


Swimming Gala Finals

Firstly I would like to congratulate all the children who were successful in qualifying for the finals. It no easy task finishing in the top 6 when you are up against 30 other schools in the Borough. On Friday 15th March, nine children from across years 4, 5 and 6 headed out to represent the school at the Merton Swimming gala Finals. We had five children swimming in individual races and the rest made up two teams for the boys and girls freestyle relay (this was a record in itself). The team got off to a great start with Caleb finishing in second place, picking up Silver. Then Charlie set off from the blocks late, but still stormed away, winning his race with a clear distance between him and his competitors and collecting a Gold medal. Next up was Joep, who swam a great race and finished in 3rd place, picking up Bronze. Our next two individual races swam extremely well but the competition was just too fast for them, but I know they will be determined to come back next year and try again.

Then it was time for our relay teams. The boys team were up first and after a slow start they managed to claw their way back from 6th to…….well we weren't sure. We had to wait for the announcements and it was worth the wait as the team were all awarded with Bronze medals! Next up was the girls freestyle relay. They got off to a great start, but soon dropped to 6th place. Then all of a sudden they were in a battle for 3rd place, but unfortunately they were pipped on the line and finished in a very respectful 4th place.

A new swimming record set, with 9 competitors making it to the finals and 7 medals being awarded.

It is great to see so many of our children swimming and some even getting the chance to represent us at these type of events. I cannot stress how important it is for all children to learn how to swim. Although the children attend swimming lessons in year 4 and year 3, we know that lots of this success is down to you, the parents and careers, who take them to swimming lessons or go swimming as a family to build their water confidence.