Swimming Year 5 & Goldfinch
The National Curriculum states that by the end of Key Stage 2 all children should be able to swim a minimum distance of 25 metres unaided. It is therefore vital that schools offer a comprehensive and effective swimming lesson programme for all students up to the age of 11.
This year at Mission Grove we have swimming for the children in Years 4 & 5. The children are having the fantastic opportunity to learn to swim in the Olympic pool at Stratford.
Swimming is not just good for children’s health; it is a skill that could ultimately save their lives. Drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death in children so it is vital that every child has the opportunity to learn to swim and gain core knowledge regarding water safety.
Free swimming for Waltham Forest residents: Under 18s, Over 60s, Disabled Residents and the Armed Forces can swim for free at anytime
Borough residents under 18 can swim for free at anytime at all Waltham Forest leisure centres To take advantage of this offer visit your local leisure centre and register for just £1. (Please note that any accompanying adults pay the usual fee).