Teachers band together for Warmun and Frog Hollow students

13 May 2022

Whilst COVID may have impacted many of the events hosted in regional communities over the recent pool season, it didn’t stop physical education teacher Lauren Stone and other teachers from Warmun and Frog Hollow coming together to put on a mini swimming carnival for their students to enjoy.

Kids in a swimming race at Warmun PoolStudents from the Ngalangangpum School and Purnululu School enjoyed a day of pool fun, making a splash as they competed in several races. Located in Warmun and Frog Hollow respectively, the two schools originally had their swimming carnival cancelled due to COVID-19, however, the community came together to ensure there would still be a mini event for the children to participate in. 

Three Aboriginal children from remote Kimberley townsThe quaint Warmun and Wurrenranginy (Frog Hollow) communities are both located over 3,000 kilometres north east of Perth. The Warmun Remote Pool, managed by Royal Life Saving WA Pool Manager Stephen Waterman, has provided a safe recreational and educational facility for students in surrounding communities to participate in aquatic activities as part of the Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pools Project funded by the Department of Communities.

Students from the two schools have made use of the facility over the recent summer season, with the pool recently hosting a birthday party to celebrate one of its young community members. Lauren has also supported Stephen throughout Terms One and Four in delivering swimming lessons to the students. 

Warmun and Frog Hollow students at their mini swim carnivalThe swimming carnival brought the two local schools together for a day of racing, with the kids competing in their year groups and implementing the skills they had acquired through swimming lessons made possible thanks to a service agreement between Royal Life Saving and the Department of Education. The event concluded with the students being presented with their swimming certificates.

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