19 June 2017
Penryn recently installed a new pool at the Johan Lees Foundation Phase building on their campus. This facility will be shared with Penreach and Penryn Preparatory. The pool will also be utilised for Penryn’s Learn to Swim programme. “The new pool will ensure that every scholar at Penryn is taught to swim from the earliest age,” said Grant Williams, Head, Penryn Preparatory.
The Learn to Swim Pool will also allow Penreach the opportunity to train educators from the community in the “Learn to Swim” programme. This initiative will allow the whole community to take a great leap forward in ensuring water safety for all children. “Water safety is an important aspect of a child’s early education and development, hence the inclusion of this pool as part of the early childhood development centre of excellence at Penryn,” explains Susanna Oosthuizen, Director of Communication, Penryn.
The Learn to Swim Pool addresses the needs of a beginner swimmer. It is safe and it creates an environment where there is confidence and enjoyment through progressive learning.
Image: Front from left: Rooqayah Bonda, Daniel van Rensburg, Mackenzie Bam, Noah Erasmus and Hope Magagular. Back from left: Andile Ncontsa (CEO, Penreach), Sally Wakefield (Deputy Head, Penryn Foundation Phase) and Grant Williams, share in the excitement of the new Learn to Swim Pool with scholars.