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Swimming is now unfortunately on hold at Bosbury for the time-being as we await the new £2 million makeover of Ledbury Swimming Pool to take place. The building work should be completed by April next year, but as you can see from the photos below, progress on the new modern building is occurring rapidly! We look forward to using this exciting new facility when it is hopefully ready to open in six months' time.
Swimming forms a key part of our PE curriculum at Bosbury. It is an essential life skill and we believe that all children should be able to swim competently by the time they leave us.
Each year group bar Reception and Year 6 will have the opportunity of ten swimming sessions at Ledbury Swimming Pool* during one of the three terms, with these sessions taking place on Friday afternoons straight after lunchtime. Therefore, it is essential that your child has their swimming kit with them in school (along with any relevant medication or inhalers) if it is their turn to swim!
Our swimming stages are arranged into the following awards in the order in which a child attains them:
WATER CONFIDENCE CERTIFICATE
By the time a child reaches the end of Year 5, it is our aim that they have achieved at least the national GREEN BADGE standard ie. swimming 15 metres (one length) of the pool using their preferred stroke out of front crawl and backstroke without their feet touching the floor, swimming one width of the pool using the stroke not attempted for the length again with feet off the floor, pushing and holding a glide for five seconds on the surface of the water on both front and back, and treading water for at least 15 seconds.
A child will have the opportunity to join the Year 5 group when it is their turn to swim if they have still not achieved their GREEN BADGE by the time they are in Year 6. With another ten sessions of practice, most children will have achieved this aim!
The majority of children go on to achieve their YELLOW BADGE and BLUE BADGE as well, with some even going on further to achieve the even more advanced PERSONAL SURVIVAL awards - wow!
For a full breakdown of the criteria required for each badge, please click on the link below.
Congratulations to the following Class 1 and 2 pupils who have achieved swimming awards this term!
WATER CONFIDENCE CERTIFICATE ACHIEVED
Alex Barnett, Connor Filby, Jasmine McKay, Eva Portman, Joseph Pullen, Elliot Serres, Lewis Smith, Oliver Smith, Edward Thomson, Sam Weager, Tom Weager
GOOD PROGRESS TOWARDS BLACK BADGE CERTIFICATE
Sophie-Leigh Filby, Ben Pagel
RED BADGE ACHIEVED
Max Downes, Eva Fielder, William Kennedy, Jamie Owen, Jasmine Willis, Hayden Wood
GOOD PROGRESS TOWARDS GREEN BADGE CERTIFICATE
Esme Bowlcott, Oscar Sudall, Jasmine Willis, Hayden Wood
GREEN BADGE ACHIEVED
Tommy Bailey, Luke Carney, Max Downes, Eva Fielder, William Kennedy, Scarlett Lawley, Felix Somers, Annabel Smith, Jamie Owen, Jessica Sim, Charlie Walker
GOOD PROGRESS TOWARDS YELLOW BADGE CERTIFICATE
YELLOW BADGE ACHIEVED
Tommy Bailey, Scarlett Lawley, Annabel Smith, Felix Somers
GOOD PROGRESS TOWARDS BLUE BADGE CERTIFICATE
BLUE BADGE ACHIEVED
Tommy Bailey, Scarlett Lawley, Harry Squires
PERSONAL SURVIVAL LEVEL ONE ACHIEVED
Daisy Ruddick, Harry Squires
PERSONAL SURVIVAL LEVEL TWO ACHIEVED
It has been a record-breaking term for swimming, with Tommy and Scarlett becoming only the fourth and fifth pupils at Bosbury to earn three badges in one term! Daisy and Harry are also the first Year 2 pupils to achieve the Personal Survival Level One award, while Daisy is also the first Year 2 pupil ever to achieve the Personal Survival Level Two award!
Congratulations all - truly amazing swimming! Goodness, what ARE we going to award them with by the time they get to Year 5...?