Ministerial Visit to Woodhill Primary School

Today we were visited by ten very important visitors: Ed Timpson, Minister for Children and Families; Isabel Evans, Private Secretary to Edward Timpson; Rob Cooper, Department for Education Press Officer; Olympic Gold Medallist Duncan Goodhew MBE; Councillor John Fahy, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children’s Services Greenwich; John Glenn, Head of Learn to Swim; Simon Banks, Greenwich Time reporter; Andrew Stern, Royal Borough of Greenwich Communications Officer; Brian Aldrich, Royal Borough of Greenwich photographer; Julie Taylor, Head of Early Years Foundation Stage and Primary Standards, Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The reason these people took their time to visit Woodhill Primary School was to understand the changes we have made to our swimming programme, celebrate its success and of course meet our staff and wonderful children.  It has been so successful and our Year 4 children have made such fantastic progress because of the changes Miss Fitzgerald has led on.

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Today was an exciting day for all, especially when we met swimmer Duncan Goodhew who competed in the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980.  He won a Gold medal in the 100M breaststroke.  He started swimming at the age of five.  Seeing as he was dyslexic, swimming was his main passion and he became a great success in the swimming world.  Pupils were given autographs that also said “Keep Swimming”. Duncan runs Limelight Sports and half a million people take part in these sports – http://www.limelightsports.com/