Communication is a priority skill that is taught in the pool alongside physical development. The warm water, lights and music create a relaxing sensory environment which is used to encourage children to communicate whether it be vocalising, laughing or asking for ‘more’. For other pupils communication may be developed by discussing team tactics in a game of water polo.
Pupils make progress from developing their confidence in water through games and exploration to learning stroke development and technique. Independent movement is an integral part of all sessions delivered in the pool from hydrotherapy to Aqua dance.