Longridge pupils make Big Splash for charity

Longridge School pupils with Keir Blaikie (Eyemouth Leisure Centre) and certificates.
Longridge School pupils with Keir Blaikie (Eyemouth Leisure Centre) and certificates.

LONGRIDGE Towers pupils, pictured with Keir Blaikie from Eyemouth Leisure Centre, were among more than 800 people to participate in the Big Splash swimming weekend to raise money for charity.

Borders Sport and Leisure Trust joined forces with British Swimming to deliver The Big Splash and inspire residents to swim.

The Big Splash weekend was devised to encourage people to visit their local pool and swim 40 lengths. Participants included over 200 pupils from schools including Longridge Towers, Coldingham Primary, Holy Trinity Primary and the Ministry of Youth Club in Eyemouth, who took up the challenge and between them raised over £1,000 for their chosen charities. Ewan Jackson, chief executive of Borders Sport & Leisure Trust, said: “It’s brilliant to see hundreds of local youngsters using our pools as part of the Big Splash.

“We have some fabulous swimming facilities in the Scottish Borders and are always looking for ways to encourage more people to come and take advantage of them.

“Swimming is a brilliant activity as it is suitable for people of all ages and is a great way for families to have fun together.”