CHILDREN from two primary schools are hoping to make a splash at a national swimming competition.

St Margaret’s CE Primary School, in Durham City, and Woodlea Primary School, in Fencehouses, will take on other schools from across the country in the final of the English Schools’ Swimming Association’s Primary Team Championships.

Both schools reached the event following their success in the Level Three Primary School Games swimming competition, which was held at Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre in Durham in March.

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A team of four girls from years five and six at St Margaret’s and four boys from years five and six at Woodlea will be representing the North East region in the competition.

They will be competing in four of the eight team events being held during the competition, which will take place at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on Saturday (June 21).

Lee (CORRECT) Dalzell-King, Durham County Council’s school aquatic development manager, will be cheering the young swimmers on.

She said: “We are so proud that two of our primary schools have been selected to represent the North East region and we wish them the very best of luck at the national championships.”