Kenton swim to victory!

On Wednesday 9th November 2016, children from seven schools across the Dawlish Learning Partnership took part in the annual DLP Swimming Gala, held at Dawlish Leisure Centre. 

Each school had a team of 12 children from years 4, 5 and 6.

Firstly, the children had to compete in individual events, including breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl, later followed by three relays where they worked as a team swimming a length each whilst holding onto balls and floats. The races were all very close!

The children all showed excellent sportsmanship and team spirit and were extremely loud when cheering on their classmates

Kenton were thrilled to take the top place with 56 points and awarded the DLP Swimming Gala trophy to take back to school.

Well done to all of the children who took part and a big thank you to the Year 9 Dawlish Community College Sports Leaders and their PE teacher Mrs Dempsey for running the event.


1st Kenton  – 56 points
2nd Kenn – 49 points
3rd Exminster – 44 points
Joint 4th Cockwood & Starcross – 35 points
6th Gatehouse – 30 points
7th Westcliff – 22 points