The Magnificent Charity Swimathon What a fantastic achievement last Monday! 3580 lengths were completed in 12 hours: we started at 6am and swam continuously throughout the day. Children, staff, parents, friends and Old Springgrovians joined in. There were competitions: Prep 6 son the class challenge (84 lengths in 15 minutes); Conrad won the House Challenge (75 lengths); a special elite team completed an astonishing 112 lengths in 15 mins and Mrs Jones was voted as the teacher who the children would like to see jump in, clothed! Mr Smith gallantly rescued her!
This was, of course, a charity effort on behalf of Porchlight and, so far, the sum raised is over £900. Brilliant! ... See MoreSee Less
Impressive stuff from Reception's Arthur who loves exploring numbers. He spent time doubling up numbers and was able to calculate up to 2¹³ through mental arithmetic. His enthusiasm is infectious and his fellow pupils joined in the fun! ... See MoreSee Less
CHARITY SWIMATHON: MONDAY 19 JUNE 2017, 6AM TO 6PM
The Swimathon will be an action packed day so make sure you are part of it.
Many parents, friends and volunteers have already signed up to swim lengths in the pool, but there is still plenty of opportunity for you or the children to be involved.
Throughout the day the children will be swimming with their classes, but towards the end of the day you can pledge to swim again or to be the last to finish the day off!
There will also be side stalls so please let the children bring in a couple of pounds to spend – again all proceeds going to the charities.
We will have someone swimming in the pool constantly from 6am right through to 6pm, and are aiming to have collectively swam 3076 lengths (equivalent to swimming the Channel – Dover to Calais) in that time.
Have you forgotten to sign up – just come along whenever you can and join in the fun.
A few weeks ago, Liberty Woolls (Year 1), inspired by Place2Be, gathered together a handful of stones from the school playing field, painted them and then sold them outside her house. The money she raised was then donated to Place2Be. This story of wonderful initiative and enterprise was passed on to the Patron of the charity, #TheDuchessofCambridge, whose Private Secretary then replied to Liberty’s own letter with a message of warm congratulations for her fantastic charitable effort and best wishes to her class and her school. Well done to Liberty who will treasure this letter originating from Kensington Palace!