Ngalangangpum School enjoys swimming carnival

15 April 2021
The last day of school before the Easter holidays was a fun one for the students of Ngalangangpum School in the remote community of Warmun, with their school swimming carnival taking place to wrap up the term in style!

children from Ngalangangpum School at the Warmun swimming poolOn Thursday 1 April, over 45 students, parents and teachers attended the Warmun Community Pool for the carnival. The Warmun Pool is part of the Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pools project funded by the Department of Communities and managed by Royal Life Saving WA.

Warmun Pool Manager Stephen Waterman, who is affectionately known as ‘Sir Steve’ to the Ngalangangpum kids, helped the school with the event.

“The students were placed in their colour factions – yellow, red and blue – after all the students arrived,” said Steve.

Ngalangangpum students diving into the Warmun pool for a swimming race“We started off with the Pre-primary and Year 1 students who had their races which involved water discovery type games.”

“After the little ones, middle primary had their races which included freestyle, kickboard and pool noodle races. High school students then had their races of freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke followed by some relays.”

The carnival was an excellent opportunity for the students to put into practice the Swim and Survive skills they have been learning and improving at the pool. After a day of racing and relays, it was Team Yellow who took out the trophy for first place!

“The school awarded medals to the students from each year group that had the most first-place wins,” said Steve. “It was a great day, and it was awesome to see the Warmun Community coming together for such an amazing event.”