Skegness Grammar School hosts swimming gala for local schools

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

More than 400 local primary school pupils from across the Lincolnshire Wolds and coastal area took part an annual swimming gala organised by Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, and Caistor Grammar School.

The School Games Swimming Gala, which was held at the Louth Meridian Leisure Centre, invited pupils from 17 local primary schools to compete for their place in the County Primary School Championship, which will be held in March.

The School Games programme, an initiative funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is designed to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools by providing opportunities for young people to compete and achieve their personal best.

During the event, which saw local finalists confirmed for the county competition, pupils took part in total of 26 races using a different range of strokes and techniques. Following a closely fought competition, St Hugh’s School and St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School in Woodhall Spa, and Horncastle Community Primary School emerged victorious as they were named champions of their relevant age groups.

The three winning teams will represent the Lincolnshire Wolds and coastal area during the countywide competition next month. 

Steph Powell, School Games Organiser at Skegness Grammar School, said: “It was great to see so many young and talented swimmers compete throughout the competition.

“Opportunities like this not only help pupils to develop their physical skills, but they also prepare young people for living in a competitive world.

“As part of the David Ross Education Trust, we are able to provide opportunities for our students, and young people within the local community, to participate in sporting activities that they many not normally have access to.”


Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, aims to provide a world-class education for every student by focusing on delivering high standards of attainment and achievement, whilst raising confidence and self-esteem amongst individuals.

This incredible opportunity, which was made possible by the David Ross Education Trust’s partnership with School Games, is one of the many events that aim to motivate and encourage young people to develop their passions and discover their talents.

Steph Powell added: “We are looking forward to hosting many more sporting tournaments to help bring our local communities together and encourage every young person to participate in sport.”

If you would like to find out how Skegness Grammar School can broaden your child’s horizons, please contact 01754 610 000 or email