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MINISTERS ACCUSED OF INACTION AFTER BUNMI DROWNING

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The government was accused of putting children's lives at risk when it admitted it had failed to promise to improve...
The government was accused of putting children's lives at risk when it admitted it had failed to promise to improve the teaching of swimming in schools, according to The Sunday Telegraph (p4).
The criticism follows the death of Bunmi Shagay, 11, a pupil at Hill Mead Primary School, Lambeth, south London, who drowned last week in a French lake that she was visiting with her school party. She could swim 10 yards.
Ministers pledged last year to introduce 'immediate and robust' reforms after an inquiry found that up to a third of pupils left primary school unable to swim properly. MPs were also promised measures to reduce what the Ofsted inquiry described as the 'worrying' number of schools that fail to teach water safety and survival skills.
The department of education and skills admitted at the weekend that not one reform had been implemented since the report was published eight months ago. Recommendations are not expected until the end of the year and an action group charged with producing them has met only three times.
See LGCnetfor further coverage.
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