200 pupils take to the pool for the School Games Yr4-6 Swimming Gala


Friday afternoon, the School Games Yr 4-6 Swimming Gala was held at the UEA Sportspark. The event forms part of the Norfolk School Games which provides pupils the opportunity to represent their school in competitive sport.

The event was attended by 11 schools. The schools that attended were;

  • Avenue Junior School
  • Bignold Primary School
  • Bluebell Primary School
  • Cringleford Primary School
  • Eaton Primary School
  • Free School Norwich
  • Hethersett Junior School
  • Little Melton Primary School
  • Mulbarton Primary School
  • Notre Dame Prep School
  • St Francis of Assisi Primary School

The gala consisted of the following events.

  • 25m Frontcrawl
  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 25m Butterfly (Year 5&6 Only)
  • 4x25m Mixed Freestyle Relay (2 Boys & 2 Girls)


Pupils could compete in a maximum of two individual events and a relay each. For each year group, there were boys and girls races split across two heats. For some of the pupils involved, this was the first opportunity they had to participate in a gala and an event where they had the opportunity to represent their school.

Charlotte Williams, SSP Project Officer commented;

“It was great to see so many pupils participating in the swimming gala, and some in events they had never had never taken part in before. There was a great atmosphere all afternoon and it was fantastic to see all the pupils supporting each other. I hope that all those involved are encouraged to continue participating in swimming and join a local club.”

The results from the event can be viewed by clicking here.

Thank you to the Sports Students from City College Norwich who helped at the event by acting as officials across all of the events.

Photos from the event can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.

If you child took part in the gala and enjoyed themselves why not take them along to a local community swimming club. For details about local clubs please visit our Clubs Page.


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