In deceptively tricky swimming conditions, Mr Jones swam the 1.5 miles against a strong undercurrent from Holywell to Eastbourne Pier. He was cheered on throughout the swim by children, parents and staff who greeted him with banners, flags and a hearty three cheers when he finally surfaced from the water, two and a half hours after he set off a full 75 minutes longer than he had anticipated the swim would take.
Mr Jones said, “What kept me going was the knowledge of why I was swimming and the benefit it will have on the school. The support on the seafront from pupils and parents was absolutely amazing. I will never forget it”
The school has now raised a significant amount towards the pavilion fund target, but if you would like to donate, the school would be very grateful.