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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
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For it is Christmas: A four-piece brass and guitar youth band accompanied a
troup of up to 20 carol singers who walked around Kimbolton on Saturday
evening, singing carols to villagers. This annual event by St Saviours Anglican
church received a warm welcome in Kimbolton, and refreshments in the church
hall were welcome after two hours of singing. The expanded youth band also
played carols in Feilding CBD during Sunday's Christmas carnival and for
Wednesday evening's late night shoppers.
Photo: BOBBIE NICHOLLS
Swim stars: Manchester Street School students had their final session in the Swim for Life programme last week.
Photo: LAURA WALTERS.
Kids safer for summer
By LAURA WALTERS
In New Zealand only 20 per cent of
12-year-olds can swim the national
standard of 200 metres, so Water
Safety New Zealand have teamed
up with primary schools to get Kiwi
kids' swimming skills back on track.
Water Safety's Swim for Life pro-
gramme offered year three to six
children around the country 10 free
swimming lessons that focus on
water confidence and survival skills.
Water Safety's regional water
safety advisor Darrin Alexander
said there were many factors con-
tributing to the lack of focus put on
children's swimming skills.
Swimming is no longer a compul-
sory part of the curriculum.''
Mr Alexander said there were
fewer swimming pools in schools,
and the cost of private lessons was
also a deterrent.
However, the Swim for Life pro-
gramme was trying to remedy the
The programme started in term
three and 23 schools in Manawatu,
Horowhenua and Tararua had
participated so far.
More than 2000 children had
Mr Alexander said he hoped to
have 50 schools sign up next year.
There were 9000 children, from
105 schools, who were eligible to
take part in the programme in the
We want to build confidence and
competence with kids, and also a
healthy respect,'' he said.
The programme was sponsored
nationally by Sealord, and locally by
Sport Manawatu, for the first three
years of the programme.
The funds covered pool entry, 10
half-hour lessons, and transport to
and from the pool.
While most children were still
below the standard they should be
for their age, there had been a big
improvement, Mr Alexander said.
The children had shown good
The teachers and instructors ben-
efited from the programme as well,
The teachers learnt good ways to
teach water survival skills at
schools, and instructors were being
offered more paid work.
Manchester Street School had
their tenth, and final, session last
Teacher Geoffrey Ward said the
children enjoyed the programme
and had improved quite a bit''.
Mr Alexander said the pro-
gramme was designed to compli-
ment other swim training children
St John need new van
Feilding St John's two health
shuttle vehicles travelled more than
8000 kilometres last month, ferry-
ing people to hospital appointments,
doctors and other health related
Most of the pick-ups are in Feild-
ing, but the shuttle drivers, all of
whom are volunteers, will go even
as far as Apiti to pick up patients
who are unable to get to their
Some of the 524 passengers in
November are regulars, travelling
several times a month to routine
appointments, others are one-offs
because they have an unusual need
for a driver.
St John shuttles are able to carry
wheelchairs and the shuttle is of
benefit to those with limited
The Feilding Area committee has
decided to purchase a new shuttle
vehicle as the existing two vehicles
have put in big hours.
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