Once upon a time in a deprived area of Stoke on Trent, the people running the local school had an ambition for the school to have its very own swimming pool. Now, thanks to the focus and determination of these people, led by School Principal Rachel Beckett, Sandon is the only primary academy in the […]
The UK Pool & Spa Expo was a worthwhile trip for a group of school fundraisers from Somerset, who were delighted to receive a donation of tiling materials from Laticrete UK for the refurbishment of their school pool.
Watergate School, in the London Borough of Lewisham, is a priceless asset for children with severe learning difﬁculties. The school’s 90 pupils, aged between three and 11, include some with profound and multiple learning difﬁculties and many wheelchair users. Watergate’s hydrotherapy pool is particularly valuable for their development, using programmes developed by the NHS physiotherapists based at the school, who also run after school sessions for a baby and toddler groups and visits from another local special school. “As you can appreciate the swimming pool is very important to our school and its pupils,” says Watergate School’s Nick Frost.
A new initiative that looks to make swimming safer and ensure a minimum standard of quality and professionalism is maintained by swimming teachers has stated the importance of fully qualified staff in teaching young people to swim.