Gunthorpe

CofE Primary School

Feeding Minds, Touching Hearts

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School swimming

Wednesday 22nd July

Dear Parents,

Next school year, school swimming will take place during the Autumn Term on Tuesday afternoons at Bingham Leisure Centre.  Each week we will be collected by coach at 1pm, with the lesson starting at 1.30pm until 2.30pm.  We will arrive back at school before the end of the school day.

We have taken the decision to take Years 1, 2, 5 & 6 for the whole term to provide a longer more meaningful block of swimming time for the children.  The first swimming session will be on Tuesday 15th September and the final swimming session will be on Tuesday 8th December.

Please ensure your child has their swimwear and towel each week.  Boys require tight fitting trunks.  Girls require a snug-fitting one-piece swimsuit. 

All jewellery must be removed. Swimming Instructors, school teachers and observers are not allowed to do this for your child. Earrings cannot be taped over or covered by a hat, they must be removed.

Long hair has the tendency to fall forward, covering the eyes when wet and must be covered with a swimming cap.

Goggles can be worn, however, it is the responsibility of the parent/ carer to ensure that the child is able to adjust and fit the goggles correctly.  In order for your child to wear goggles, we need a new goggles consent form returned to school. 

The goggles form and ‘School Swimming Guidance for Parents’ are available on the school website.

We have been in contact with the School Swimming Team, who have shared with us their additional risk assessment with regards Covid 19.  We are therefore confident that school swimming can take place safely in September.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs Bills.

Kind Regards

Mr J. Tyler

 

 

 

 

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