For some reason, this seems traditional in Kiwi schools, where the juniors go in little trips on the last couple of days of school. One of our PE teachers has (been) volunteered to co-ordinate the event.
|Nuova Lazio Bush Walk (These are not Elephants in the background. NL has a very large Polynesian population)|
A problem shared is a problem grown out of all proportion.
The real reason for this
If I'm a member of the party that goes to the pool, and one of the kids drowns (It might happen. I've got a little list, they never will be missed.) what happens to the teachers nominally in charge. I can see the Coroner in his court asking incredulously "Are you saying Mr TSB (the Scotsman, not the arena) that you were in charge of over 150 children involved in a swimming activity and you have no certification in life-saving or even resuscitation or first aid, or that you cannot even SWIM?"
This would end badly.
That would end very badly.
The Kiwi Number 8 wire approach is all very well, until someone gets hurt, and then the insidious culture of litigation, infecting every part of the world from the USA , would invariably end up with you in the dock. Thanks but no thanks.
Hiding is obviously the best option.