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Carn Brea youngsters to swim for Children's University

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 28, 2014

Matt Johns, left, swim school and activities manager at Carn Brea, and Lisa Neville from the Children's University with Tegan, Amber and Ella who currently have swimming lessons at Carn Brea Leisure Centre.

Matt Johns, left, swim school and activities manager at Carn Brea, and Lisa Neville from the Children's University with Tegan, Amber and Ella who currently have swimming lessons at Carn Brea Leisure Centre.

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SWIMMING teachers are preparing for another busy term of lessons following the formation of a new link between a leisure centre and a pioneering national project.

Carn Brea Leisure Centre, in Pool, has announced its participation in Children's University, a national project that recognises the achievements of young people who choose to take part in high-quality out-of-hours learning activities.

The project is aimed at children aged 5 to 14 who are able to get involved through participating schools and clubs.

Lisa Neville, who is Children's University manager for Cornwall, said: "In order to be validated as part of Children's University the activity must demonstrate high standards for learning quality, which Carn Brea's Swim School undoubtedly does.

"We have received so many requests from children, parents and teachers who desperately wanted Carn Brea to be part of the project so it's really great to now have them on board."

Matt Johns, who is the swim school and activities manager at Carn Brea, said: "We have more than 1,000 children attending the centre each week for their swimming lessons so it's great that they use their attendance towards their Children's University certificates."

Any school, activity provider or parent who would like more information about Children's University should contact the Cornwall Education Business Partnership on 01209 615070.

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