Pupils make a big splash

Pupils taking part in the swimming gala.

Pupils taking part in the swimming gala.

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A gala went swimmingly well as pupils testing themselves in the water.

Aquatic youngsters were put to the test as they went up against each other in a series of challenges during a ‘swimming gala’ at Hadrian Leisure Centre in Wallsend.

More than 140 pupils from 12 North Tyneside schools took part in a series of pool-based races and events, earning points for their school.

Children from Hadrian Park Primary School came out on top, with Western Community and Wallsend Jubilee primary schools in second and third, respectively.

Everyone who took part in the event was also rewarded with a medal to commemorate the day.

North Tyneside Council offers a wide array of facilities for its residents to keep fit, with a number of pools and leisure centres available for Contours members.

A Contours fitness and wellbeing membership package gives unlimited access to five gyms, four pools, two spas and over 190 classes.

Up until August 28, residents can grab a four-week membership with Contours for just £16 while juniors aged 14-16 can also grab a Contours summer membership (gym only), getting four weeks for £12.

For more information, contact any North Tyneside Leisure Centre or go to www.northtyneside.gov.uk/contours