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Blackwater Swimming Duo Honoured With Downpatrick Lions Shield
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BLACKWATER Integrated College in Downpatrick received a plaque last year  from Downpatrick Lions to mark their fortieth anniversary to commemorate volunteer work and charitable activities by the pupils.

Dr Olywn Griffith, principal of Blackwater Integrated College, honours    by presenting the Downpatrick Lions Shield.

Dr Olywn Griffith, principal of Blackwater Integrated College, honours Jamie Hamilton and Aaron Cooper with the Downpatrick Lions Shield.

The plaque is to be given to pupils in the school who engage in charitable activities, community initiatives etc. It has been awarded this year to Jamie Hamilton and Aaron Cooper who completed the Aspire channel swim at the end of 2013.

The College was very fortunate last year to receive a plaque from Downpatrick Lions Club. The  two Blackwater pupils swam over 400 miles each last year, helping to raise £500 for Aspire, a heath charity – that was the equivalent of swimming the English channel two times and a bit more.

The College felt there could be no more worthy recipients of the first Downpatrick Lions plaque than Jamie Hamilton and Aaron Cooper for their huge effort, including helping with the bun sales.

Great job boys!

Check this earlier link for the full story of their achievement:

Blackwater College Pupils Swim English Channel Distance Twice