Nanneella Estate Primary School

By Campaspe News

Nanneella Estate Primary School

THE students at Nanneella Estate Primary have splashed into the new school year with a full program of swimming activities.

The school is once again running two classrooms, the prep, grade one and grade two ‘Littleroom’ and the grade three, four, five and six ‘Bigroom’.

To kick things off, Bigroom students participated in the Open Water Learning Experience in the Murray River at Moama.

Mrs McQuillan and a number of parents kept a close eye on all the students as qualified instructors from Life Saving Victoria took the children through a variety of activities involving water safety and first aid skills.

Both the water and land sessions, taught in a real life environment, provided the children with information and skills that may one day help save a life — including their own.

The weather was a big challenge for the children when, after weeks of extremely hot days, a cool change made the conditions very testing. The children all persisted; they were very resilient and stayed the course for the full two hours of the program.

The Bigroom students will be off to the Rochester pool this week to participate in some swimming trials before the swimming sports, which will be held on March 1.

More than 120 students from Elmore, OLSH, Goornong, Colbinabbin and Nanneella Estate will join together for the first of the Campaspe cluster events, the 2019 Campaspe Cluster Swimming Sports.