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Thinking of Summer? Parents & Kids’ – Swim School

kidspoolsummerAre you thinking about your summer hols? are you thinking about the pool?

Children and water confidence – An important life skill!

Tammy and Emma are highlighting the important of water-confidence for kids.

Ten Benefits of getting wet

  1. ChildrenAndWaterConfidenceSwimming builds confidence and self-awareness.
  2. Learning to swim can save your life.
  3. Swimming is one of the few sports you can easily do at any age.
  4. Swimming lessons are a great way of meeting new people.
  5. Swimming is the best all-round exercise. It involves all the body’s muscles.
  6. Having water confidence means loads of other water activities are possible.
  7. Once you can swim, you can swim. Set for life. But keep it up.
  8. Swimming lessons help children to set achievable targets.
  9. More than 60 children drown during the summer every year in the UK, yet the majority of these deaths are likely to have been preventable. No one is ever drown-proof. However, being able to swim 400 yards continuously lowers the chance of drowning.
  10. Learning to swim is a basic ability, like walking, it should be part of growing up.

Download the fact sheet here: Childrenandwaterconfidence.pdf

If you’ve not checked it out have a look at their Swim School for parents and tots below!

It’s about splashing, it’s about getting wet, it’s about kicking, it’s about FUN!

 

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Reading takes you further…

Another project I produced for ‘Bookmark People’ and used by a selection of public libraries ‘Reading takes you further’:

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Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English, research suggests. The study, indicated reading for pleasure was more important to a child’s development than how educated their parents were. See more here: Institute of Education, London University

Yes, reading takes you further and public libraries are an invaluable free resource!
Check Booktrust’s tips for reading together – sharing books with your child.

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These are ©jules p richards, but are available for non-commercial use.

If you’d like a significant number let me know and I can supply high-quality artwork for professional reproduction.

Happy reading!

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Swim School…

SwimSchoolFlyersand-BCs678Another quick ident completed recently for a new small local swim school – you can see other print favours here.

Two local lasses have recently identified a need for parent & baby swim lessons and beginner sessions.

And so I put together a logo identity for flyers, stationery and ads etc

It’s been adopted and is now on t-shirt, and bags etc.

We featured a ‘Ten benefits of getting wet!” on their blog:
https://emmacrichards.wordpress.com/benefits-of-getting-wet

SwimSchoolEverything
Logo, Busi Cards, Press Adv, Flyer and literature…

 

Ten Benefits of getting wet

  1. EmmasSwinSchooTShirtSwimming builds confidence and self-awareness.
  2. Learning to swim can save your life.
  3. Swimming is one of the few sports you can easily do at any age.
  4. Swimming lessons are a great way of meeting new people.
  5. Swimming is the best allround exercise. It involves all the body’s muscles.
  6. Having water confidence means loads of other water activities are possible.
  7. Once you can swim, you can swim. Set for life. But keep it up.
  8. Swimming lessons help children to set achievable targets.
  9. More than 60 children drown during the summer every year in the UK, yet the majority of these deaths are likely to have been preventable. No one is ever drown-proof. However, being able to swim 400 yards continuously lowers the chance of drowning.
  10. Learning to swim is a basic ability, like walking, it should be part of growing up.

Do you need print? https://julesprichards.wordpress.com/?s=print

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…back to school…

This week I went back to primary school.

A few dozen members from the choirs Global Harmony and Woven Chords, along with our MD Liz, were privileged to be invited to the Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy in Leicester. The aim was to share songs from around the world and share the experience of singing expressively and in multiple parts.

What an experience and a privilege. I tweeted during the day “What a FANTASTIC buzz!”  I found the 400 children’s response to the choir’s performance in the morning assembly astonishing. Rarely do adults show such truthful wonder and enjoyment. Our organised, expressive, layered compositions were possibly usurped by the honest enthusiastic pleasure that the children expressed in return – what a BUZZ!

I joined Tina and Frances to share with a class of 5 year-olds.  The experience of ‘showing’ young children forms of singing and making noises with the voice was enlightening. Such enthusiasm and willingness to create, priceless moments.

At one point I tweeted “Energy needs application, discipline and observation…”. For me personally; I was reminded at one point that expression and communication needs form, structure and discipline if it is to have a place in a organised community.  Tweet “Hence community is important… Easier said than done?”

Tweet “What an experience, singing with a Leicester primary school #talkaboutenergy!”

I think the day was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by many! It’s hard to put a finger a single thing to take from the day because it was rich in emotion, ideas, and honesty.

Some raw recordings (from a phone in my pocket)…

Chaotic kids pre-muster: gathered in the hall…

Many thanks to fellow choir members Tina and Frances for their enthusiastic planning and support!

A classroom rehearsal: “One Morning Soon / Angels” a traditional American gospel song

A classroom rehearsal #toocute “Oo a lay lay” This is a traditional echo song from Polynesia

A final performance: “One Morning Soon / Angels” a traditional American gospel song

Check some other classes’ songs here:
https://soundcloud.com/julesperkins/sets/global-harmony-and-sacred

Great day!