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Students from across the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) made a big splash during the trust’s inaugural swimming gala.

Weston-super-Mare’s Hutton Moor Leisure Centre played host as five CLF academies took part in a range of aquatic events.

Swimmers from Monkton Wood Academy in Taunton, Hans Price, Winterstoke Hundred and Broadoak academies in Weston, and King’s Oak Academy in Bristol showcased their sporting talents in a wide range of events.

Students competed with skill and determination in swimming disciplines that included front crawl, back stroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

In a nail-biting finish, Monkton Wood emerged victorious, narrowly ahead of Hans Price in second and Winterstoke Hundred Academy in third. Organisers praised entrants from all five schools for the determination and sportsmanship they demonstrated through throughout the event.

Hans Price Academy PE teacher Chris Green, who organised the gala, said, “This was a first for me organising an event like this, so I did expect some hiccups, but everything ran real smoothly.

“It was a definite success and participation levels were high. It was fantastic to see each student represent their academies with pride.

“I hope we can continue to run this event and I anticipate it to be even bigger and better in 2025.”