Gunthorpe

CofE Primary School

Feeding Minds, Touching Hearts

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School swimming

Wednesday 17th July

Dear Parents,

Next school year, school swimming will take place during the Autumn Term on Monday 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.

The first half of the Autumn term we will be taking Year2, Year 5 & Year 6 with the first session on Monday 9th September and the final session on Monday 14th October.

The second half of the autumn term we will be taking Year 1, Year 3 & Year 4 with the first session on Monday 4th November and the final session Monday 9th December.

Please ensure your child has their swimwear and towel each week.  Boys require tight fitting trunks or shorts with no pockets and which are no longer than mid-thigh length.  Girls require a snug-fitting one-piece swimsuit. 

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 goggle consent form returned to school.  If we have received a completed goggles form this school year, we don’t need a new one.  If you have not previously filled out a form, Mr Tyler, Mrs Shaw or the school office and they will provide you with one.

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.

Attached is the Nottinghamshire County Council School Swimming Guidance For Parents, which provides much more information.

If you have any questions, please speak to either Mr Tyler or Mrs Shaw.

 

Kind Regards

Mr J. Tyler

 

 

 

 

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