At Barrowby CE Primary School, we understand the importance of children learning to swim.
Swimming is part of the National Curriculum, and we hope that all children, by the end of Year 6, will at least achieve the government recommendation of being able to swim 25 metres. To that end, the school has continued to subsidise this opportunity for pupils in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Throughout their swimming lessons, the children enjoy a range of water based activities as well as learning a range of water safety skills, through the ASA Personal Survival Awards Level 1-2. This helps the pupils to develop further their swimming strokes as well as their water confidence.
Towards the end of their swimming lessons, all children have the opportunity to participate in their heat of the ‘Inter-House Swimming Championship’ which enables all children to further consolidate swimming skills, as well as the opportunity to swim competitively.
Throughout their time, at Barrowby CE primary School pupils also have the opportunity to represent the school in various Swimming competitions, including:
- Annual Swimming Gala
- Annual Swimming Relay Event
- Annual Swimarathon