Founders’ Day Sponsorship Form

We hope everyone is looking forward to our charity Founders’ Day celebrations tomorrow.  Thank you to those who have already brought in their sponsorship for tomorrow’s 5k sponsored walk.  If you are struggling to find your original sponsorship form, please click here for another copy that can be printed.

Students have got a fun-filled day to look forward to, and we are looking forward to raising lots of money for our Hall charities.

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Dear parents and carers

The weather forecast for Monday seems a little unpredictable at the moment but it does seem clear that the weekend will be another hot one, which means that conditions may still be very uncomfortable in parts of the school on Monday. It also seems clear that we will back to more normal temperatures for this time of year by Tuesday, which is Founders’ Day and the sponsored walk when students are always allowed to wear PE kit anyway. Taking all this into account, we are taking the decision to return to normal school uniform on Wednesday next week.

Thank you all for your patience with PE kit. When the Met Office issued their weather warning and we first said we would allow PE kit, I don’t think anybody thought we would have such a prolonged period of exceptionally hot weather!

Kind regards

Gwyn Williams

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Dear parents and carers

 Even though temperatures might be a little lower tomorrow, the residual heat inside the school buildings means that conditions inside are likely to remain uncomfortable in some areas. It also looks as if temperatures are going to rise again over the weekend and the heatwave is set to continue well into next week. Therefore, we will continue to allow students to wear PE kit until further notice.

 Kind regards

Gwyn Williams

 

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/ 

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Dear parents and carers

The very hot weather looks set to continue into next week and so we will continue to allow students to wear PE kit until at least Wednesday (which is sports day). We will make a decision on the rest of the week by Wednesday afternoon. I would like to thank you and the students for being so good at ensuring the correct school PE kit has been worn so far and ask that this continues. Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards

Gwyn Williams

 

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.

Hot weather

Dear parents and carers

The weather has been very hot this afternoon – hotter than the Met Office originally forecasted – and the forecast is even hotter for tomorrow.  Therefore, we will allow students to wear PE kit for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week (as you know, Friday is scheduled to be a non-uniform day).

Please note that students choosing to wear PE kit must wear the full, approved Lymm High School PE kit.  The only alternative is normal school uniform (though we will of course allow those students to remove blazers, ties and undo top buttons).  The usual sanctions will apply to any students choosing not to wear PE kit correctly.

Unless further notice is given, we will be back to normal next week.

Kind regards

Gwyn Williams

Water Warning

There are many sites in Cheshire where on a hot day children are entering into the water surrounding Lymm, for example The Bridgewater Canal, The Bollin River, Lymm Dam and the river bed at Warburton. Cheshire Police have asked us to speak to parents/carers about the danger of going into open water after dealing with incidents of children in the locality.

With the warm weather and the whit and summer holidays children and young people may be tempted to take a dip in open water to cool down. Please can you speak with your children to get the message across that rather than being a bit of fun, swimming in reservoirs, quarries, dams, lakes, canals, meres, weirs and similar bodies of open water is very dangerous and every year young lives are lost in tragic drowning incidents.

For awareness it has been reported that some children have become unwell and have had an allergic reaction to being in the local River Bollin suffering a rash and blisters and have had to seek medical attention.

Please see below from Cheshire Police highlighting the dangers around water safety for children and young people.

 

Beautiful but deadly: why reservoirs are best enjoyed from the banks.

We have 180 reservoirs across the North West, many in beautiful locations. We’d love you to visit your local site, but please, stay out of the water. Reservoirs may look inviting, especially on a hot day, but they are about the worst possible places to take a swim.

The freezing cold water can numb your limbs, while hidden currents and machinery can drag you under, even the strongest swimmers can quickly get into difficulty.