Rose Hill Westonbirt's Sport Relief Splash!
On March 22nd Rose Hill Westonbirt pupils made a splash in the pool at Westonbirt Leisure, as they swam in a sponsored Sport Relief event.
All pupils, from Reception to Year 6, along with many of the staff including the Head, Neil Shaw and the Deputy Head, Guy Barrett, took part. The aim was to swim 35 miles in total during the course of the day. A staggering 54 miles in the pool were completed (3,456 lengths) - the equivalent to swimming across the Channel and back and part way back again! The earliest swimmers were in the pool at 06:30am and the final length took place at 3:45pm. Pupils in the Reception class swam an incredible 1/8 mile each, while the strongest swimmers in Year 5 and Year 6 managed to clock up nearly 2 miles each - an incredible feat!
The event culminated with PE and swimming teacher Mary Worsfold (who had organised the event) Head Neil Shaw and Deputy Head Guy Barrett donning Victorian swimsuits and jumping into the deep end. Quite a sight!
The sponsored swim will raise approximately £600 for Sport Relief, contributing to the charity's aims of helping people who live incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world's poorest countries.
Year 5 pupils with teachers (from L-R) Mr Barrett, Mrs Worsfold, Mr Stewart and Mr Shaw.