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Pupils Take the Plunge

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Over 30 King’s College pupils recently took the plunge and signed up for a scuba diving taster session, courtesy of the South West training centre, Scuba Blue.

Led by company owner, James Midgley and his team of qualified divers, pupils were given an introduction to scuba diving. They learned the basic safety guidelines and how to use the equipment correctly, picking up these skills with ease.

Commenting on the session, James said: "We were over the moon to be involved in the scuba diving training session at King's College. Running 35 try dives in an afternoon is a big challenge but one that was made very enjoyable due to the pupils' enthusiasm, helpfulness and willingness to learn."

He added: "All of the children took to scuba so easily and had a fabulous experience in the pool. We look forward to returning to very soon."

Head of Swimming, Lyndsey Hollands also commented: “Scuba Blue hire our swimming facility for their community club which runs every Tuesday. Through this, I have created a partnership in which we can offer further opportunities such as these, to our pupils. This being said, we are also delighted to offer pupils the chance to undertake a full open water Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) course. Sessions will run in the next half of term, with participants undertaking theory and practical lessons, as well as two open water dives. The qualification will then enable them to dive professionally around the world!”

Published on: Thursday, January 1, 1970

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