Partnership Working Key To Swimming Pool Success

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.

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