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Water adventures a hit with pupils
7:00am Saturday 1st February 2014 in News
YOUNGSTERS at a Great Witley school have been taking to their new after-school activity like ducks to water .
They have been making a splash at their evening scuba-diving lessons at Abberley Hall School.
Boarders and day pupils at the school can take advantage of the scuba-diving training, with ten children now working towards their Open Water Professional Association of Diving Instructors (P ADI) certificate throughout the academic year .
James Abbott, design and technology teacher, who oversees the activity, said: “Scuba diving is proving popular with the children.
It is a de-manding discipline and requires a certain sense of adventure , but our pupils are always up for a challenge .
“This term they are cove ring theory and pool work in the school’s 25-metre indoor swim-ming-pool and next term they will undertake four open-water dives in Midlands quarries to complete the qualification.
“When they have successfully passed the course they will be able to dive anywhere in the world without an instructor."
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