Hampreston First School - Swimming

Partner: Hampreston Church of England Voluntary Aided First School, Wimborne (1)
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Academic

All the Year 3 pupils at Hampreston are brought to the Canford swimming pool each Monday afternoon, where they are taught to swim or offered improvement lessons as appropriate, and then end the year with a swimming gala. A Canford teacher leads the sessions, but Canford 6th form pupils lead each of the smaller groups (arranged by ability) having been given instructions by the teacher.


Aims of the project

To ensure that every pupil at Hampreston leaves with the ability to swim.

Background and goals

Canford approached Hampreston and offered help.


Hampreston has sole use of the Canfrod swimming pool on Monday afternoons between 2.15pm and 3.45pm at no cost to their school. One Canford teacher prepares the lessons and is present throughout, teaching the Hampreston pupils and supervising the Canford 6th form pupils.


Pupil involvement

Seven 6th form pupils, both girls and boys.

Frequency and duration

For 1-2 hours every Monday afternoon throughout the year.