Today at the annual EPSSA Swimming and Diving Gala held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Wednesday 23rd March our pupils had outstanding success! First place in the Breastroke meant a Gold medal each for Holly, Rose, Calum and Esther. Anna, Toby, Joanne and David won their heat then came Third to win a Bronze medal each in the Backstroke. Calum, Milenka, Joanna and Evie won their heat then also progressed to the final for Freestyle and won a Bronze medal each. For the first time, each of our swimmers won a medal, with Calum and Joanne winning two medals!
Ellen took First place in the Level 2 Diving competition to win Gold.
That’s an incredible haul of thirteen medals!
Thank you to our P.E. and Swimming Specialists Mrs Beth Walker and Mrs Cynthia Berry for preparing the children so well for the competition, to Mrs Sally Nowell for helping to escort and to all the families who came to cheer along. P7 pupil Susannah had to withdraw due to injury so it was very good that meant she had a chance to join her mum poolside and assist her with officiating duties.
It was great to have two P3 pupils, Becky and Angus, join the Diving competition and also three P5 pupils this year. Well done to all our divers, particularly for their excellent sporting attitudes.
What a fantastic testament to the hours of dedication our pupils have put into swimming and diving practice and the tremendous commitment and support of their families in encouraging them. It really was joyful to see the children glow with self confidence in their achievements.
A remarkable, historic result for Sciennes!