Fordham Primary School

Fordham Primary School

Channel Swimmer visit

On Monday 17th October, local Channel Swimmer Ed Williams, from Elite Swimming Academy, came to speak with the children at our assembly on the importance of resilience and perseverance. Ed spoke about his recent 25 mile swim between Ireland and Scotland which took place this summer (only 34 people have successfully completed this swim!). He first attempted the swim in 2014 but was unsuccessful due to taking hundreds of jellyfish stings so the message to the children was to never give up if you fail first time! You can read Ed's full report on the swim and a version of the video he showcased to the children here:

Ed is head coach at Elite Swimming Academy who teach many of our pupils to swim in and around Newmarket. Their closest sites to us are in Barrow and soon Kennett. (Please refer to the flier sent out earlier in the week.)

The assembly was truly inspirational and a lesson to us all on the importance of perseverance and positive mind set.

Mrs. Davenport, PE/Sports Leader