On July 7th William Barnes hosted the annual aquathon competition; this consists of a team of four swimming 8 lengths of the swimming pool, a quick change and finally running a lap of the recreation ground.

With a marquee of supporting parents cheering on, William Barnes Year 5B team kicked off the competition in style finishing the demanding challenge in a time of 6 minutes and 37 seconds.  Although an impressive time, it was soon beaten by two of the other William Barnes’ teams recording lightning quick times. Our Year 6A team came in second with a time of 5 minutes and 16 seconds, narrowly losing out to eventual champions Year 5A storming the competition with a time of 5 minutes and 5 seconds. (JN)