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On Thursday, 7th February, after just two training sessions, eight Oakley School pupils, Years 7 to 9, competed against 8 other Special Schools in a Panathlon at Medway Park swimming pool in Gillingham. The event started with 25m and 10m individual races of front crawl and backstroke and the team swam fantastically, securing many 1st and 2nd places. We then had the team events: float relay, treasure hunt and raft race. Oakley dominated the pool showing amazing determination and strength.
It is the first time we have competed in a swimming competition like this, so imagine everyone's delight when we came first and won GOLD. Our staff and parents are so proud and the children themselves are thrilled with their success and haven't taken their medals off. Well done and congratulations to everyone involved.