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Rise Schools Swimming Gala 2018

On Tuesday the 6th of February we attended the RISE swimming gala at Pools on the Park in Richmond. We swam a freestyle race and a backstroke race. In the end we proudly left with three medals two silver and one bronze. Both of us agreed the day was enjoyable and it was a great experience!

A thank you to Mrs Figiel and to Mrs Freedman for taking us.

By Joshua Luff and Rodrigo Booth Dos-Santos


Large School Swimming Gala 2018

On the 21st of February, a strong Marshgate team consisting of fourteen boys and girls took part in the Richmond Borough Large School Swimming Gala. Marshgate fielded swimmers in all events and all children completed excellently. They enjoyed the competition and supported each other immensely. Marshgate were fortunate enough to have some very strong displays which secured places in the Borough Finals which took place on 14th of March.

Well done to Tom Lambert (Year 6 Freestyle Boys), Ben Sansbury (Backstroke Boys) and the Freestyle relay Team of James Alleyne, Teo Marinov, Ben Sansbury and Tom Lambert.

The full squad was Betty Wada, James Matthewson, Gioia Sandhu, Jake Sansbury, Camille Vimont, Xenia Laricheva, James Alleyne, Pippa Fung, Isabella Rundstrom, Francesca Burgio, Ben Sansbury, Tom Lambert and Teo Marinov. A big thank you also to Mrs Decmar and Mrs Antick for bringing the squad to the Gala.

By Mr Healy, PE Co-ordinator


RISE Swimming Gala


On Tuesday 7th February, we went to the Pools on the Park RISE Swimming Gala. There were lots of people from different schools. There were Secondary Schools as well as Primary schools competing in the races.

Charlotte said “I was a bit nervous, but I looked for Miss Bartlett at the finishing line and swam towards her as fast as I could”. She did a great job and won a bronze medal.

Jess was the first to line up for her race, looking very confident. She swam a brilliant race and came a very close second to win the silver medal. “I felt very happy and proud of myself”.


By Charlotte Burgio (6M) and Jess McFadden (6A)


Large School Swimming Gala


We left Marshgate at 13:30 to go to Pools on the Park for the gala. We were all really excited and couldn’t wait to start racing. Our first racer was James Alleyne from 4D. We were all cheering for him and he did really well. Then it was Chloe Rew from Year 4 and she did really well too. Our best races were the relays. The racers for the Boys Medley were Tom Lambert (5F), Luca Rapisarda (5F) and Ben Sansbury (5P).

The following took part in the swimming gala: Harry Oliver (5P), Tom Lambert (5F), Ben Sansbury (5P), Joseph Cohen (4D), Chloe Rew (4D), Ellie Rew (5F), Jodie Williamson (3D), James Alleyne (4D), James Matthewson (3D), Francesca Burgio (5P), Luca Rapisarda (5F) and Xenia Laricheva (4G).

Overall, everyone was really pleased and we couldn’t wait to tell everyone about the experience.


By Harry Oliver and Ben Sansbury (5P)