Super Swimmers!

Year 5 & 6 compete at the BDSSA Swimming Gala

Girls and boys from Years 5 and 6 represented Westholme at last week’s BDSSA Gala at Darwen Leisure Centre. The event itself took place late on Friday evening with dedicated children, parents and teachers from across the region turning out in their droves to represent their respective schools.

Heats were first on the evening agenda with Westholme pupils ensuring a flying start by qualifying for all fifteen race finals. Buoyed by their success in the heats, the Westholme children went into the finals full of confidence and exuberance. After the first five races three silver and two bronze medals were already secured with more yet to come.


In the remaining ten races Westholme won nine gold medals and one silver; an unprecedented success for our joint boys and girls team. The glowing faces of each and every child were testament to the effort put in over the course of the school year so far during lessons and after school practice. With AJIS and Nationals just around the corner our swimmers are more ready than ever.