THERE was much celebration on Saturday as Ilfracombe C of E Junior School’s A Team won the 4 X 33 metre inter-school freestyle relay for the first time in more than a decade against their local rivals.

School swimming co-ordinator Wendy Merchant was delighted with the result as the strong team gained a much deserved win against the tough competition from the other local schools of Woolacombe, Combe Martin, West Down and West Exmoor Federation.