Casino business pays for kids’ swim lessons
THERE is no denying that Richmond Dairies is community-focused.
The Casino-based organisation regularly sponsors local community events such as Beef Week, as well as helping nurture local talent in the Bentley Art Prize, Casino High School’s agriculture program and sponsoring a Southern Cross University scholarship.
The business has stepped up again by helping fund the Casino West Public School’s swimming lessons for vulnerable pupils,
Swimming lessons for more than 16 pupils were sponsored by the company, enabling the young children to improve their swimming and water safety skills.
The pupils learnt a range of life-saving skills, including how to float on their backs and how to kick properly.
Casino West pupil Hunter said: “I can now float on my back and do a safety slide because I have done these swimming lessons.”
Shakyianah said: “I couldn’t swim when I was little but now I can swim near the deep end.
“I can do the dog paddle and I can do sculling in my swimming.
“I feel happy that I can swim. At the shallow end I can say what the numbers are under the water.”
Keira said that before the lessons she was not confident to swim in the deep end.
“I can do it now my swimming instructor helped me with things I couldn’t do.
“She taught me how to do back sculling.
“My swimming instructor made it fun as well as learning.
“I feel kind of confident now that I can do the things I could not do.”
Casino West Public School teacher Donna Wilder said the school was very grateful to the social committee from Richmond Dairies for funding the intensive swimming program, which helps pupils learn how to swim safely while promoting “healthy, active lifestyles and improved wellbeing”.
HELPING SAVE LIVES: Richmond Dairies has funded swimming lessons for Casino West Public School pupils.