Water Safety

With pyjamas at the ready our Upper School children dived into their ‘water safety’ swimming lesson.

The National Water Safety Forum’s figures for 2017 show that 255 people died from accidental drownings- rivers and coastlines being the main cause. With this in mind the children were taught how to keep themselves safe through assessing dangers and never going near open water alone. They were given various scenarios to act out and respond to, the aim always being to keep themselves safe whilst doing what they can from the land. With so many strong swimmers in school, it was fantastic to see them take on the challenge of swimming varying distances up to 100m, fully clothed. There were plenty of red faces come the end! The key message of floating for 1 minute, should you fall in, was also shared and practised! While this proved to be a very popular session, the messages they received will hopefully keep them safe now, and well into the future. Well done to all swimmers!

Mr A Hetherington

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