PRIMARY school youngsters were praised for their strong performance in an inter-school swimming gala.

A group of 20 pupils from Sutton Community Primary School's year's four and six took part in South Craven Swimming Gala. The contest was staged at Aireville Swimming Pool on January 18.

Anneli Howes, sports and games leader at Sutton CP, said: "There were three individual disciplines to compete in, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle as well as two relays, medley and freestyle. "It was a very exciting event with some great individual wins and an awesome team effort.

"The gala was also brilliantly organised and well attended by spectators. We would like to say a big 'thank you' to all parents who stayed and supported our team.

"With seven schools taking part and 20 races to compete in our own school's team came a respectable fourth place. Well done Team Sutton CP!"