14 Jul 2017

Our Winner of Teacher of the Term Summer 2017 is…. LYDIA!!

HUGE Congratulations to Lydia who joined our team a year ago and has thrown herself into teaching. She has worked so hard and has proved herself to be an extremely capable teacher – ensuring every child gets the best possible progression. This nomination proves even further how relatable she is, and I hope this will mean she goes on her maternity leave on a real high! 

The winning nomination was send in by Jo, Mum of one of our Splashers who swims at Avon House. She sent us a very touching nomination for Lydia.

“I'm not sure that she's aware of it, but Lydia has been instrumental in helping me deal with postnatal depression and anxiety. Her relaxed and friendly teaching style really enabled me to be calm (despite being terrified to start off with!) and swimming helped me bond with my little girl when I was really struggling. Having such a welcoming environment to bring her to each week has, I think, been playing a huge part in my recovery. I would very much recommend Lydia's lessons to anyone with a baby and want to thank her very much!” 

Our Independent Judge Emma from Families East Dorset said;

“I was so impressed by the number of entries submitted by Puddle Ducks’ parents nominating their teacher as Teacher of the term. The amount of nominations speaks volumes about the great job all the teachers do, and their warm, supportive teaching style really comes across in the comments.

Picking a winner certainly wasn’t easy as there were so many lovely comments to choose from about the teachers. However, for me, one nomination really stood out. The nomination from Jo really moved me, the fact that her Puddle Ducks teacher helped her come through such a difficult time, aiding her recovery and helping her bond with her daughter is simply amazing. This really goes way beyond what you would expect from a swimming class, and demonstrates the supportive, welcoming environment Puddle Ducks classes offer. “

We must say thank you to everyone who nominated their teachers, we have been very touched by each of the nominations and it really makes us feel proud of what we do each and every day. Also thank you to Emma from Families who was our independent judge this term go to the website HERE!


Read more of our favourite nominations for all of our lovely teachers on our website here!


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