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Reception at the Junior Swimming Gala

Posted: 1st July 2013 | Category: Reception, Sports

This week, the children in Reception took part in the annual Junior Swimming Gala with children from Years 1 and 2.

The swimming gala is a chance for the pupils to put into practice all the learning they have done in their swimming lessons by competing against each other in races and jumping competitions.  Some of the races are more serious - such as for Reception swimming one width, two widths or a length - while others are more fun.

A race the children particularly enjoy is the "horse race", in which each child straddles a woggle as they would a horse. The aim is to be the first horse back into the stable (i.e. the other side of the pool!).  The children are carefully grouped so that they are competing against others of a similar age, ability and confidence level.

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