As you know the children of Ash Grange are fortunate enough to have swimming lessons for 2 terms a year and achieve really high standards of ability. I have now been trained to be able to officially recognise and award STA swimming certificates and badges to children at the end of each term of swimming. Children will work through 9 progressive levels across the 'Octopus', 'Goldfish' and 'Angelfish' series, and can achieve a certificate and badge at the end of each level. Please follow the attached link for further information Awards – STA.co.uk
The school has made a significant investment in the initial order of awards for children, so that their first official certificate and badge will be free of charge to parents. The children who have passed a level will receive their badges today and theses can be sewn onto swimming costumes, trucks or towels or be enjoyed at home.
We will ask that parents/carers make a contribution of 50p towards any subsequent badges that their child is awarded in the summer term and beyond. This is a significant reduction on the full price of the awards. We know that many parents/carers will have fond memories of receiving swimming awards as children, and we hope that this will help to inspire the next generation of confident swimmers.