A splash of luck for pupils

Acre Rigg infant and Primary school swimming teacher Lisa Redding with pupils with their trophies won at the District of Easington Key stage 1 and 2 swiiming gala. Picture bY FRANK REID
Acre Rigg infant and Primary school swimming teacher Lisa Redding with pupils with their trophies won at the District of Easington Key stage 1 and 2 swiiming gala. Picture bY FRANK REID

YOUNGSTERS are feeling buoyant after scooping a double-triumph during a district-wide swimming competition.

Acre Rigg Infant School and Acre Rigg Junior School, in Peterlee, have come up trumps in the Peterlee And District Swimming Gala.

The event, organised by the School Sports Partnership, saw a total of 12 schools compete in the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 sections.

Acre Rigg’s infants scooped top place in the Key Stage 1 section and Acre Rigg Juniors took second place in the Key Stage 2 category, behind Shotton Primary School, in Shotton Colliery.

The sporty youngsters competed in seventeen rounds, including backstroke and breast-stroke, before learning of their successful placings.

Each youngster who took part received a medal for their top efforts.

Theresa Armstrong, secretary at Acre Rigg Junior School, in Acre Rigg Road, said: “We are over the moon with all the children that took part in the event.

“They have all been training really hard and we are quite a sporty school.

“Well done to them all and special thanks to Lisa Reden, our swimming teacher, for helping them to success.”