Happy Days - Bright Futures
Part of the Bourne Education Trust
Swimming in 2019/20
Our swimming pool served us admirably when we were an infant school for 50 years but sadly we are having to say ‘goodbye’ to the pool. The main reason is that, whilst the children can prove that they can swim 25m with a range of strokes (as per the National Curriculum demands) in our pool, they cannot fully meet the requirement that they can ‘perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations’. The pool is ageing too and to keep it in use would require a fairly substantial investment; the money that we would have to spend to repair, upgrade and to provide new age-appropriate changing facilities would be considerable and we feel that this money can be used to make a bigger, more positive impact elsewhere in the School. We have had to make the difficult decision to close the pool permanently at the end 2018/19. Our children now swim at the Rainbow Centre in Epsom: Year 4 and Year 5 are swimming there this year ensuring that all of the children can meet all of the National Curriculum swimming demands. In future years only one year group, Year 4, will swim offsite at the Rainbow Centre.