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For the second year running, our small team of swimmers came away from the Greenwich Primary Schools Annual Swimming Championships with plenty to be proud of… and a few medals around their necks.
The Finals team of Miriam, Gabriel & Lulu from Yr 4, Freddie, Kai and Sydney from Yr 5, Molly, Bea and Gracie from Yr 6 put up a great performance. For the boys, Kai and Gabriel picked up a Bronze medal each and Lulu and Gracie won Silver and Gold medals respectively in their individual races. We also had some very closely fought contests where our swimmers were unluckily just out of the medal positions, while others showed their tenacity against older competitors. Even those who didn’t make the top 3 won valuable points which proved vital later in the evening.
The combined team effort meant that Meridian came second overall in the Small Schools category and the girls team of Molly, Gracie, Lulu and Bea won more gold and were crowned the 2012 Girls Open 25m Medley Relay Champions! Congratulations to everyone for being such fantastic aquatic ambassadors for Meridian and thanks to Kim, Bernie and Dave Davis for their hard work in preparing the team for the heats and the finals.
What do you get when you mix a crowd of regal looking children, a Pearly King, cakes galore, the Hokey Cokey and glorious sunshine? Our Jubilee playground street party, of course!
It was the end of a busy week where Design and Technology skills were majestically employed by all the children to make their own royal regalia. Each class got a chance to parade and we were all wowed by the crowns, medallions, masks, flags, brooches and sashes on display. From the huge amount of donated cakes, all the children got a chance to sample a few baked delights. Pearly King Dave led a good old knees up with everyone belting out “Roll out the Barrel” and “The Lambeth Walk”. However, the afternoon favourite proved to be “The Hokey Cokey” which united everyone in a massive party dance!
Thanks to all the parents and friends who baked cakes and came to set up, served refreshments and helped to clear everything away at the end of the day.
No doubt the Queen herself would have given her royal seal of approval to our jubilations in her honour.
More pics coming soon.