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Primary Physical Education: 

Key Stage 2 Aquathlon 2008-10-07

Published Friday, October 17, 2008.

Key Stage 2 Aquathlon 2008-10-07

The KS2 Aquathlon is always the first event of the academic year, on the Primary Sports Calendar. The students enthusiasm and commitment in what can be an extremely hard event, is always a joy to watch and behold. Students are put in pairs and they are expected to complete a swim followed by distance run. Whilst a member of the pair is not participating, they are required to help their partner by recording their times or distances and by helping them with their transition from the pool to the running track.

It is always amazing to watch the Year 3 students attempt their first Aquathlon. The anticipation and nerves before the event, is shortly followed by elation and personal pride when each student realises what they have been able to accomplish. This continues on throughout the year groups, however the attitude and approach in the 50m pool for the Year 5 and 6 students, who choose to participate in the competitive event, is in stark contrast the festival of activity encouraged in earlier years. Times for swim laps are recorded and combined with the run, to produce an event total. Lots of students are heard discussing tactics, discussing previous years, comparing times and after the event congratulating each other on how well they have done.

It is always nice to see how well the Aquathlon is supported, not only from the students but staff and parents. This year was particularly so and as a department we would like to thank all the parents and family members who came along to support their children. Particular thanks must go to Mr Frizelle, Mrs Oates and a ‘mystery mum’ who participated in the event this year. Also, to the many staff members who supported their class by participating this year, and there were many this year, thanks to all.....

Finally it is always nice to mention some particular students of note from each year....

Year 6 – Pann Maleenont 6J, Millie Ribeiro 6L, Ajay Sribhibhabh 6T, Ross Nicholson 6G.

Year 5 – Chelsea Russell 5G, Eva Russell 5G, Albert Smutharaks 5N, Adrian Teigen 5K.

Year 4 – Sammy Wright 4R, Gabby Leger 4P, Password Thepkanjana 4P, Liam Coutts 4M.

Year 3 - Tristan Depew 3P, Zahra Poonevala 3C, Karly Eagle 3M, Harry Allen 3M.

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