Swimming took centre stage on Friday as Highfields hosted its annual Inter-House Gala. Competition was fierce as pupils battled it out for valuable points towards their team totals. Pupils competed across three stroke disciplines in the individual events: Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle and came together to complete relays in Woggle, Polo and Canon events. Newstead took an early lead, with strong showings in the Woggle Relay and fine individual swims from Martha, Hannah, Scarlett N and Spencer. However, Rufford came back strongly to lead at the halfway marker with vital point contributions from Alice, Frankie and the Polo relay team. It was Welbeck who finally turned up the pressure with victories for Jaden and Henry and important scores from Jemima, Tessa, Luke, Max and Selkie to steal the show and take the title. A fantastic morning of racing, willed on by a vocal crowd of spectators.