Buntingford

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EXTRA EYES: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON CHILDREN DURING SWIMMING LESSONS AT WARD FREMAN POOL IN BUNTINGFORD

Buntingford U3A provides volunteers to assist with a watchful pair of extra eyes during swimming lessons for Freman College students. If anything is spotted the volunteer simply informs one of the lifeguards (they are not expected to take action themselves).
These sessions are an hour long, morning or afternoon, Monday to Friday, during term time.
This is a joint agreement, with Freman College assisting Buntingford U3A to provide I.T. Support classes for members using ipads, smartphones and laptops.
If you feel you could spare an hour or two or more, for this worthy joint arrangement, please contact Bryan Thomsett on 01763 273303 or email Bryan by selecting "Groups Co-Ordinator" from the Contact page on this website.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO LISTEN TO CHILDREN READ IN LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school? Schoolreaders is looking for more volunteers in Hertfordshire to carry out this important role.
Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and one in four children are now leaving primary school unable to read to the required standard. This can have a lifelong consequence. No qualifications are necessary, just a good command of spoken and written English.
Schoolreaders is flexible and will match your availability to an appropriate, local school. Our volunteers find the scheme incredibly rewarding, knowing that a few hours helping a child learn to read each week can have such a great impact on their life chances.
Please visit the website www.schoolreaders.org to join or call 01234 924111 for further information.