Making a splash

Year 5 added to their school experience this week as class 5CW went to Waterlooville Horizon Leisure Centre to begin their swimming lessons. An objective of the National Curriculum is for children to be able to swim 25m by the time they finish the primary phase of their education, and St Peter’s commits to this with lessons for the pupils in the spring term of Year 5.  Making use of trained swimming teachers at the leisure centre, each Year 5 class will have swimming lessons over several weeks to improve their techniques or hit a personal distance goal in the water.  I know that swimming is a popular past time, and the pools in Waterlooville and Havant are very popular with our pupils after school, at weekends and during holiday times.  It was great to note that when I was in the pool last weekend churning out the lengths during my own son’s lesson, I counted 10 other St Peter’s pupils in the water with families or attending lessons – not bad for 9:30am on a cold Saturday morning!

Mr R Cunningham


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