16 Oct 2015

School Pool Crisis - Tom Parsons

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:25 pm on 16 October 2015

Schools are increasingly finding it hard to maintain swimming pools, and run swimming programmes.

School pool

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Three schools in Marlborough are appealing for funding to help keep their programmes going.

And schools across the country are being forced to take the cheaper option of filling pools in with concrete instead of keeping them going. But what effect does this have on children learning to swim?

Tom Parsons talks to Jesse Mulligan about the demise of school pools.

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