Record Breaking Sports Day!

Our 2018 LHS Sports Day was an incredibly hot event but there was a wonderful atmosphere, with lots of cheering and encouragement from the stands and students showing so much support for eachother and their halls!

It was a lovely day all round and it seems 2018  was a great year for breaking records as 5 of our Lymm High Sports Day Records were broken. Congratulations to; N.Agia (300m), N. Dixon-Pybus (Triple Jump), L. Broadley (Girls High Jump), L. Smith (Shot Put) and A. Steed (Boys High Jump).

The winning hall after some fierce competition was Dunham!

Full results and current school sports day records can be viewed here.

Water Safety – The dangers of cooling off in open water

During the current spell of warm weather, please tell your children not to be tempted to cool off in rivers, canals, ponds, quarries or lakes.  Cooling off in open water can have deadly consequences.

Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these drownings occur due to a lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety. The water may look calm on the surface, but there may still be strong undercurrents that could pull even a strong swimmer under.

The water may also feel relatively warm on the surface, but just a few feet below can be icy cold even in the hot weather and can very quickly cause severe cramp and hypothermia.

Young people often misjudge their swimming ability – they may view a river or lake as a tempting means of cooling off during a hot spell of weather, but fail to appreciate the harmful effects that the cold water can have on their stamina and strength.

Due to these dangers, please speak to your children and teenagers, tell them not to swim anywhere other than in purpose-built and supervised swimming pools.

http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/home/water-safety-advice

Don’t:

  • Swim at unsupervised (un-lifeguarded sites) including lakes, quarries reservoirs and rivers
  • Jump into the water from heights or ‘tombstone’ – its nicknamed tombstone for a reason.
  • Swim into deep water which will be much colder

Currents

When two currents of water come together and meet causing a ‘whirlpool’ Water moves round in a circle and it is difficult to escape, often an undercurrent will drag down your legs and body in the water.

Cold Shock

When a person suffers from cold shock the swimmer can inhale water due to involuntary gasping reflex and cause immediate loss of consciousness will result in drowning.

Exposure to the head and chest can result in a sudden increase in the heart rate and blood pressure which can result in a cardiac arrest.

https://rlss.org.uk/water-safety/water-safety/water-safety-in-open-water/ 

Founders’ Day Sponsored Walk: 17th July 2018

Founders’ Day is an important event in the school calendar and we are proud to continue the wonderful tradition of celebrating Lymm High School’s Founders’ Day. This year the celebration will take place on Tuesday 17th July and the theme will be ‘A joy to remember’.

Having had such success with the 5K Sponsored Walk previously and the Santa Dash at Christmas, we wish to continue to build on this in order to celebrate our school’s history and community links. On Tuesday 17th July, students and staff are invited to attend school in non-uniform with a sports theme or sensible fancy dress. Please click here for further details.