A ROMSEY boy is about to make a big splash at Legoland. Cupernham Junior School pupil Freddie Sadler will help run the resort’s themed hotel for a day next month after being chosen from around 600 children across Britain who applied to join the team at the Windsor resort.

Freddie, eight, will be the resort’s official “splash tester”.

“The job said they wanted someone very comfortable in water and who can get up early and I love water,” said Freddie, who is a member of Southampton Dolphins Swimming Club.

To gain his place in the “Kids in Charge” team Freddie had to pass a series of challenges and these included a water pistol shoot-out and a water bomb test.

Freddie added: “There were lots of us at the interview and we had to draw a picture of our perfect swimming pool and then got to go into the Pirates Splash Pool and test the slides and water cannons, It was a really fun day and I can’t wait to be the splash tester.”

His mum Polly said Freddie is over the moon and can’t wait to go back to Legoland.

“He has been so excited since we heard. I think getting the children so involved is a great idea. I know Freddie will love the job, He loves swimming and Lego, so it really is a perfect role for him. But he will be very happy to give his opinions about the running of the hotel and he’ll enjoy finding out all about what’s involved in working at an exciting place,” said Polly.

Freddie is one of five children selected by Legoland to take on different roles at the hotel for the day. Director of Legoland Windor Resort Hotel, Robert Price, came up with the idea of the “Kids in Charge” initiative and he said the roles the children have been given are designed with maximum fun in mind.

“We want to take children behind the scenes and right into the heart of the operation to give us an undiluted kid’s eye view and offer practical insights into how we can make the experience here better for our most important guests of all – children. As official splash tester, Freddie will have to get up very early and join the pool team undertaking all the tests required before guests can splash. He will have to ensure the water levels and temperatures are just right as well as test all the play features and slides,” said Mr Price.