FEBRUARY HALF TERM
LONDON FIRE BRIGADE
If you would like to have a Home Fire Safety Visit please book HERE. This service can be booked by parents/carers to your home and will be carried out either by Firefighters from the closest local fire station or by Community Safety Officers from London Fire Brigade. They will provide fire safety advice to the adults and children in the home and fit smoke alarms where needed. The visits and smoke alarms are completely free of charge, so please do ensure that parents and carers are aware of this. This is not means-tested and is open to everyone.
Holidays are a great time for children and their families. When going to new places it is important to remember that the new setting and environment may not be as child-friendly as it is at home. Please see below. Most drowning is preventable. Included are some tips to help keep children safe on holiday.Water Safety Leaflet (pdf)
Couch to 5k
Fancy getting fitter? Thinking of improving your health?
Why not include the whole family?
The NHS have launched a campaign to get more people moving. It’s called Couch to 5k: week by week. It is a running plan for absolute beginners. It was developed by a new runner, Josh Clark, who wanted to help his 50 something mum get off the couch and start running too.
The plan involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between and a different schedule for each of the 9 week programme.
Couch to 5k is for everyone who wants to get more active. It is a free programme designed to be an easy way of getting fitter and healthier. It works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina.
Running requires little equipment, but a good pair of running shoes that suit your foot type may help improve comfort. Regular running will improve your general fitness and health, could help you lose weight (when combined with a healthy diet this will be more effective) and will improve the health of your heart and lungs. There is also some evidence that it may help increase bone density in some people, which can help protect against bone disease like osteoporosis. As well as physical benefits there are also mental benefits to running. It could help to boost your confidence and self-belief; can be a fabulous stress reliever and has been shown to combat depression.
If you are interested and would like more information, please use this link: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/
The Daily Mile continues at Kilmorie and a commitment to improve the health of the whole family will work well with the work your child will be doing with their class during the Daily Mile. Track the year group progress HERE
Lewisham Swimming: Free Top-Up School Swimming Lessons
In partnership with Saxon Crown and Fusion Lifestyle, funded by Lewisham Council, free school top-up swimming sessions are available to students at Lewisham primary schools. The sessions are provided to help swimmers achieve the National Curriculum standard in swimming, which requires children to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. The sessions are for Lewisham Primary School Pupils in Year 3 and above, and will be running at Glass Mill Leisure Centre during October half term holiday 2019 on the dates below:
Monday 21st – Friday 25th October 2019
To register interest please email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings can only be made via the above email address, not through the centre directly. Each top up course runs for one week and participants are expected to attend for the whole of that week.
When registering your interest, please include the following information in your email:
- Contact name and mobile telephone number
- Your child’s name, date of birth, the school they attend and their year group
- Stage level of swimmer: ASA Stages 1 – 7 or equivalent, if known*
- Any relevant medical information or special requirements
*If you are unsure of your child’s ability, please select from the following:
- Confident: can swim lengths (25m) comfortably on their front and back and in deep water, and all four strokes.
- Improver: can swim comfortably on their front and back for 10m + unaided.
- Beginner: comfortable in water but cannot swim on both front and back unaided.
- Non-Swimmer: no or limited previous swimming experience.
NB: Please select carefully. If the wrong session is chosen, your child may not be able to swim in that session and we may not have a place available for them in the correct session.
There will be four sessions per day:
9.00-9.45 am. 9.45-10.30 am. 10.30-11.15 am. 11.15-12.00 am.
After you apply, you will be assigned a time slot. Session times are based on swimming ability, therefore, you must attend the session you are allocated. This will be the same time slot daily for the week. Places are limited and will be allocated via email on a first come, first served basis.