As we have such close links with Coombe Dean, and a great interest in sports, we would like to support, and share, this charitable event in which Tom Weymouth (a teacher at Coombe Dean) is taking part in. He entered the teachers' version of the hit TV programme SPLASH and has now gained a place in the final! This is what he says:
I am competing in the Teachers version of the hit ITV show ‘Splash’ at the life centre on 2nd July. I and the 7 finalists are training hard to be ready for the big night in front of the cameras and the 300 in attendance.
We have had a crash course in diving from Team GB’s Andy Banks who has trained us for the top board 10m - perfecting our entry into the water - whilst down on the 1m and 3m springboards we have been practising our inward, tuck, pike and a variety of other dives.
I am really excited to be representing Coombe Dean in the final, and I would like to bring the whole community together and get as many people involved as possible in the lead up to the final. As well as the dive, there is a competition of which school can raise the most money for ‘The Lady Taveners, Devon and Cornwall.’ Foolishly enough I have decided to put my trust in the staff and students of Coombe Dean to choose what outfit I wear on the night as well as what entrance music I should walk onto poolside, fingers crossed they are kind!!!
Please find attached the link to my fundraising page for the event, every donation would be greatly appreciated by myself and The Lady Taverners who provide children the opportunity to get involved in sport where they may not have been able to participate beforehand, a fantastic cause who give hundreds of children a greater sporting chance.
Roll on the final - I’ll give it my best shot! I’m immensely proud of flying the flag for Coombe Dean School. BRING IT ON!!!https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/tomweymouth1
We look forward to hearing how he does. Let's give him our support!