Gala stars in the swim
WEST Lancashire Community High School pupils swam their way to success at this year’s Spar Lancashire School Games Disability Swimming Gala as they joined together at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster.
The children did the district proud, bringing home 34 medals including 10 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze.
Success came from Megan Moore, who scooped gold in the Key Stage Five girls’ 25m breast stroke, while Rochelle Nelson took home gold in the key stage five girls’ 50m front crawl and third place in the 25m front crawl.
The success did not stop there for West Lancashire Community High School, with the school’s students storming to success in the egg, flip and wobble race and freestyle race to secure silver, while Kayne Gillard and Morgan Thorpe both snatched silver in the key stage three and four 50m front crawl competitions.
The Disability Swimming Gala is the first of two main events in the Spar Lancashire School Games calendar.
More than 3,500 children from schools in Lancashire’s 15 districts are battling it out for a place at the county finals, which will be held at Blackpool’s Stanley Park on July 3. Schools will compete in 16 sports this year, including gymnastics, football, athletics, mixed cricket and touch rugby.
The Spar Lancashire School Games is the biggest school games programme of its kind, implemented by the county’s school games organisers.
Lewis Tipper, winner from West Lancashire High School in the KS3 boys’ breast stroke
Lattimer’s 2017 intake of apprentices with their tutors