Junior School GDST Swimming Rally
On Tuesday 3 October, five girls from Year 6 attended the GDST Swimming Rally in Northampton. The girls each competed in one individual race then they all took part in a medley relay and freestyle relay.
Ruhi Visaria was the first to start, with the 4 x 25m Individual medley. She swam exceptionally well, being placed 4th overall. Khushi Rao, Isha Patel, Zara Zealey and Prisha Malde then completed their own individual races fantastically, just missing out on the finals. The last event of the heats session was the freestyle relay. Ruhi, Zara, Isha and Prisha put together a brilliant team effort and came in 3rd, securing a place in the final.
The four girls then really worked on their performance to see where they could improve as a team. They swam incredibly well in the final and finished 2nd. It was a great achievement by the girls and I was extremely impressed by their focused attitude and efforts. After the event, the girls were privileged to be able to meet Ellie Robinson, Paralympic Champion, who is a current member of Northampton High’s sixth form.
This was extremely inspiring for the girls as they are all in awe of Ellie’s efforts and achievements in the sport.
Well done to all the girls involved and thank you to Mrs Smith for accompanying us on the trip.