On Friday 13 April, under the beautiful KwaZulu Natal sun, the children of LIV School had a very competitive morning of swimming at Verulam Swimming Pool .
There was much joy and laughter as the ECD and foundation phase children did their best in a range of different races. They had a float race, a soggy t-shirt race (they were more like dresses on most of the children) and then an out and out sprint. The children loved every minute of it and there were smiles and laughter all around as well as dancing to the music that only fuelled the exciting atmosphere.
When the younger children finished their races it was the turn of the older ones. The races became faster and faces were more concentrated. In between hoop and ladder races where teams had to work together and running a race along the bottom of the pool, there was plenty of giggles and the children enjoyed it all. Then came the full swimming sprint; everyone against everyone with the older boys going the full 25 metres.
There was some fantastic swimming to be seen with the fastest from each age group receiving a trophy. Throughout the morning, each race was a competition for points with the winning team receiving trophies at the end. It was a brilliant morning filled with fun.
Many thanks to everyone who was involved, from staff and volunteers to all the amazing LIV School teachers. A special thank you must go to The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation in South Africa for partnering with us in the swimming lessons of our kids. We are so grateful for partners who buy into the vision of LIV.
This was truly an enjoyable morning and we are excited to do it all again next year!