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Initiative to promote youngster's health

PUBLISHED: 21:22 14 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:02 03 March 2010

IPSWICH Council has joined 10 local schools to introduce "Sporting Rewards," an initiative designed to promote good health and encourage youngsters' achievements in the classroom.

IPSWICH Council has joined 10 local schools to introduce "Sporting Rewards," an initiative designed to promote good health and encourage youngsters' achievements in the classroom.

The Council's Crown Pools is offering vouchers to primary schools in the town that can be redeemed for free swims.

These can be used to reward a wide range of achievements in the schools and complement existing merit schemes they have in place.

The council and teachers believe Sporting Rewards will not only encourage children to participate in swimming to improve their health but also raise standards in schools.

A number of schools are taking part in the scheme and a group of teachers went to Crown Pools to launch it.

Our picture shows: Linda Munns – Rushmere Hall Primary, Margo Barker – Downing Primary, Heather Guttery – Handford Hall Primary, Marilyn Such – Ravenswood Primary, Phil Golding – St Helen's Primary, Ann Spence – St Pancras Catholic Primary, Silvia Bennett – St Pancras Catholic Primary, Beverley Derrett – Whitton Primary with John Mowles, Ipswich council's Leisure Spokesman.

Three other schools are also taking part – Gusford Primary, Halifax Primary and Murrayfield Primary.


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