"The morning began with silence, sitting in the studio;
only the quiet sound of pupils breathing; emptying our minds of thought,
reflecting on why we were there -
for what we might give thanks since we last sat quite still, in silent peace."
|perfect action - even when you are swimming 5.5 miles|
|How many more miles?|
|Phew! She did it - swam the equivalent of one quarter the width of the English Channel|
|Happiness - and red-rimmed eyes from over-tight goggles|
|So far, £1,000 raised|
Yet that is not all. An hour later, she took part in the school sport's day - 1500 metres, four laps of the track. Lagging behind after all the morning's effort, she gradually picked off the competition, finishing second. You would never know what she had achieved from her quiet and modest demeanour. And on Thursday, she is back in the pool to swim the next 5.5 miles, and again this coming Saturday to swim the third leg; the fourth quarter in two weeks; she'll have been swimming for a total of almost 12 hours.
|One hour later - out on the track in the 4-lap 1500 metres (KFM is in the middle)|
|Final lap - she's overtaken the opposition and races for the line, a worthy second|