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School staff take on Great North Swim

left to right, Jannette Shearstone,  Helen Boulton, Heather Newton, Zoe Forge

left to right, Jannette Shearstone, Helen Boulton, Heather Newton, Zoe Forge

Four members of staff have braved the cold and choppy waters of Lake Windermere to support their school.

The staff from from special needs school, Springwater, in Starbeck have raised more than £1,300 for the school and the British Heart Foundation.

Swimming a mile in choppy waters on Windermere, the brave foursome donned wetsuits and swimming hats and joined thousands of others in the Great North Swim.

Headteacher, Yvonne Limb praised the team.

“It is no surprise to me that these ladies completed the challenge they set them-selves.

“They are a determined bunch!

“That they also chose to raise money for the school and our pupils whilst swimming, is a reflection of the kind of com-mitment all our staff show to the school community.

“I am very proud of them.”

The Great North Swim takes place annually at Lake Windermere which is England’s largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretch-ing from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South.

To find out more about the event log onto www.greatswim.org

 
 
 

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