Children Learning how to Swim

Around one hundred children, between the ages of six and 13, are learning how to swim and do gymnastics at the Tariq bin Ziad sports centre. The camp is a part of Sharek Centre's summer camp comprising five different camps, all taking place around Hebron.

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Around one hundred children, between the ages of six and 13, are learning how to swim and do gymnastics at the Tariq bin Ziad sports centre. The camp is a part of Sharek Centre’s summer camp comprising five different camps, all taking place around Hebron.

The Summer camp is for both boys and girls, although they do not attend the activities together, every other day the girls are attending the camp and every other day the boys are attending. This arrangement goes on for a total of four weeks.

— It is great to learn how to swim, says one of the boys, diving down into the water. At the start of the camp none of the children knew how to swim, but by the end almost 90 per cent will be able to swim across the pool.

In the wrestling hall next door, a group of boys are being taught gymnastics, having a lesson on how to do roll overs and handstands. After one hour, the two groups are switched so that all of the children get an opportunity to take part in both the swimming and gymnastics lessons.

The summer camp is sponsored by TIPH.

13 July 2012

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