Children completing Wirksworth Swimming Pool’s learn to swim programme receive rewards donated by local businesses.
The very first ten children completing Wirksworth Swimming Pool’s “Learn to Swim” programme had more than one reason to celebrate this month. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses the children each received a set of rewards worth over £40.00 in recognition of their efforts.
The rewards, which the pool plans to offer to every child completing its full “Learn to Swim” programme, consist of an adult and child ticket for the Northern Light Cinema in Wirksworth, a horse riding experience or family pass to Matlock Farm Park and a climbing experience at Alter Rock in Derby. The children also receive a photo keepsake and appear on the” Wall of Honour” at the pool.
Pool Manager, Glyn Booth, said: “Congratulations to the first children completing our learn to swim programme. We are delighted with their progress demonstrating stroke perfection in front and back crawl and breast stroke.
I’d also like to sincerely thank our business supporters. It is fantastic that, with their help, we can give rewards of real value to celebrate a child’s success. It was also heart-warming when Northern Light Cinema gave Jack Webster, the first ever child finishing our programme, the added bonus of selecting a film to be shown at the cinema.
I’m proud to say Wirksworth pool is establishing a growing reputation for quality swimming lessons and the rewards package is a great motivator to our pupils. In the forthcoming term, we will surpass 290 learners, double the amount of pupils inherited when the pool passed into community ownership back in April 2012, so it seems we’re getting something right.”