Over the weekend beginning 28 June, 40 boys and three members of staff completed their PADI training and are now qualified Open Water Divers. To achieve this, they spent six hours in the school pool, completed an online training course and then successfully completed four open water dives at Wraysbury Reservoir to demonstrate their skills in a real-world scenario. The boys worked hard, and the instructors were very complementary of them. 15 of the boys who passed will be heading out in under two weeks for the resurrected School diving trip to Lanzarote. Here they will be able to put their new skills to the test in warmer waters.
The School would like to thank Sian Hanlon for being the driving force and organising everything, and thanks must also go to the supporting drivers Gerry Teague, Carmen Willows and Adrain Chapman, who gave up most of two weekends to facilitate the open water dives.