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To: David Ross Education Trust

Save Charnwood College Swimming Pool

Save Charnwood College Swimming Pool

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To take action and stop the closure of the swimming pool facility at Charnwood College in Loughborough.

Why is this important?

The closure would be a disaster for residents and the community. It is the only local pool which provides one to one swimming lessons to disabled children and adults. For many disabled children and adults this is the only activity they do a week.

Swimming is such an important life skill for children as they grow up. It has so many benefits

https://www.swimming.org/learntoswim/why-your-child-should-learn-to-swim/

The Swim School at Charnwood College has been stopped as a result of the pending closure. How many are going to miss out?

Charnwood College Pool offers the ethnic community an ideal place to swim in a private environment where there are no windows so users cannot be seen from anyone outside. The Ladies Asian group for example who have swum at the pool for many years will no longer be able to swim.

Swimming is invaluable for mental health and physical well being and the effects of exercise in water is well documented:

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/new-study-says-swimming-benefits-mental-health/

https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/health-and-wellbeing-benefits-of-swimming/

If David Ross Educational Trust go ahead with their plan to close the pool it will be a complete disaster and the sad loss of a well loved and much used pool. So many children and adults will miss out.

HELP US SAVE THE POOL.

Thank you for adding your support with your signature NOW. We appreciate it.

Cllr. Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE

Cllr. Paul Boldrin

Loughborough

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Reasons for signing

  • Academies yet again focused making profit instead of looking after their students and local communities, the whole system is rotten.
  • I work at the local special school who use it twice weekly . The pool is a very important part to our teaching special needs children
  • I have friends in the area and them & their children use this pool. They are always saying how fantastic it is & how well their children were taught to swim here. It would be a huge blow for them to lose this facility

Updates

2019-09-23 00:16:13 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-09-16 17:13:03 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-09-15 21:10:22 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-09-15 19:55:13 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-09-15 18:40:42 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-09-15 18:00:27 +0100

10 signatures reached