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The Croft Preparatory School

Dulce et Forte


“A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey

Swimming Fun For Pre-Prep & Reception

Croft pupils are delighted with the recently refurbished swimming pool. During the summer holidays the old pool was dug out, re-shaped and the pool floor was levelled off. New pumps, a heating system and non-slip floor tiles were also installed. The changing rooms were updated and the whole area was given a fresh coat of paint.

Pupils from Reception, Years 1 and 2 now visit the pool once a week as part of their curriculum, and have been having great fun practising their swimming techniques with their qualified swimming teachers, Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Cook. Pupils have been becoming increasingly confident splashing around in the water, getting their faces wet, and using their floats. As all this water fun is taking place, pupils are learning about body co-ordination and basic kicking strokes. Learning how to jump in will be the exciting new thing to try over the next few weeks!

Below are quotes from Reception and Year 2 on their thoughts about the new pool.

My favourite thing is to go under water and swim on my back – Lily H Reception

I love kicking my legs and splashing – Toby B Reception

You can do your own thing when you get back to the step – Ruby W Reception

I like the toys – it is fun – Charlie P Reception

I like going under the water – Rupert L Y2

I like doing sitting dives – Austin Q Y2

I like gliding in the water – Charlotte C Y2

Finally an inspirational quote form Olympic gold medallist, Michael Phelps, for our swimmers to aspire to.

‘I wouldn't say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it’.