Phillimore Primary recognised with award

Phillimore Primary collecting an award with Olympic and Paralympic hosts

Phillimore Community Primary School from Sheffield was recognised at the ASA Aquatics Awards 2016 for their proactive approach to school swimming.

They won the School Swimming Charter: Primary School of the Year gold award at the event held in the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham on Saturday 26 November.

The school has shown great use of the School Swimming Charter to improve on the swimming lessons they give to their pupils. The staff work well as a team to provide high quality lessons for each child. They make sure they progress no matter their ability. The school has also invested in its teachers, developing their skills through CPD training.

Paralympic S6 50m Butterfly champion, Ellie Robinson, and 2016 Olympic diving bronze medallist Daniel Goodfellow presented the awards.

Improving school swimming is a team effort

After receiving the award P.E. Subject Leader for Phillimore, Jo Searle, said: “It’s amazing to win an award.

“The School Swimming Charter has given us so much confidence as non-swimming specialists. It really is a team effort to get our pupils swimming.”

St Barnabus C.E Primary School in Worcester took the silver award. Potterhanworth C.E Primary School in Lincoln won the bronze award.

Jane Nickerson, interim Chief Executive of the ASA, said: “We have many fantastic people involved in our sport and the annual Aquatics Awards are our opportunity to recognise the great contribution that our volunteers, teachers, coaches and partners make every day.

“The Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements within the aquatics community. From the individuals who have overcome personal obstacles to learn how to swim, to the athletes who have represented their clubs and country.”

“All our nominees are great ambassadors for our sport and it is wonderful to be able to recognise their achievements.”

  • Click here to view all of the award winners and runners up over on the Aquatics Awards Page.


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