Our school was invited to participate in the inaugural swimming gala at Taunton School on Friday 10th May along with Danesfield, Nether Stowey, Thurlbear and Hambridge primary schools. The pupils swam a total of fifteen races which were either individual, medley or relays which meant that there was little respite for the squad. A fantastic first half of competitive races saw Parkfield hold a slender points advantage over their competitors and buoyed by this the squad further demonstrated their school values by maintaining a high level of enthusiasm and sportsmanship throughout.
Having completed the races all pupils were rewarded by a free swim session (complete with floats) to round off what was a superb afternoon courtesy of Taunton School. Following a refreshment break the schools were keen to discover who had won the event as all teams had ensured that the races were competitive due to a high degree of ability. It appeared that the winners were only determined after the final event and they were… Parkfield Primary School! The squad were duly awarded their medals and a lovely shield by Chris Coleman (Deputy Headmaster of Taunton Preparatory School).
Well done to Olivia (Captain), Orla, Chloe, Megan, Amelia, Heidi, Callum, Joseph, Rohan, Vihaan, Calum and Jamie.