Swimmers triumph in district gala contest

High Down Junior School swimmers

High Down Junior School swimmers - Credit: supplied

MORE than 300 pupils took part in a school swimming gala, which was won by a Portishead team.

High Down Junior School sent a team of five year five boys and year six girls to the North Somerset Primary Schools Swimming Gala, which was held at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in Weston and saw about 320 swimmers from 32 school teams taking part.

Races included freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

The team from High Down won first place, followed by Winscombe’s Sidcot School in second and Portishead’s St Joseph’s Primary School in third.