A refurbished swimming pool and new changing rooms at a primary school have been officially reopened.
The High Sheriff of Rutland, Air Commodore Miles Williamson-Noble, was the guest of honour at Edith Weston Primary School at the reopening.
Impressed by the facilities the school has, he reminded everyone of the importance of developing water confidence and learning respect for the water from a young age.
Sharon Milner, executive headteacher and Jo Appleton, school leader, have worked hard, with the support of the entire school community to secure funding to ensure this worthwhile project could be completed.
Members of staff have undertaken lifeguard and pool testing training and an external swim teacher provides tuition for all year groups throughout the school.
Children from both Edith Weston Primary School and their federated school, Brooke Hill Academy, are benefitting from lessons in the pool and children are also able to participate in an extra-curricular swimming club.
The children are already showing great progress after a short amount of time. It is hoped that other local schools will also be able to benefit from this fantastic facility in the near future.
Visitors to the fete participated in swimming sessions to mark the official opening and all seemed to thoroughly enjoy this exciting opportunity, both children and parents alike!
The pool opening also provided an opportunity to showcase the newly refurbished Early Years Foundation Stage area. The school is extremely proud of the major improvements to the school environment and the additional resources now in place to enhance learning opportunities for all children at Edith Weston Primary School and Brooke Hill Academy.
The newly formed ParentTeacher Association at Edith Weston worked hard preparing for the opening and a magnificent £400 was raised on the day. This money will go towards buying an automatic doser for the swimming pool.
The school wishes to thank everyone who supported the event.