Water safety is an important message all year round. Cold water can be a killer and we'd like to start to raising awareness of water safety from a young age.
Key Stage 3 & 4 water safety assembly
9am, 10am, 11am & 2pm (30 mins)
Aligning to Swim England’s water safety messaging, we’ll explain how students can help keep themselves and their friends safe, endorse messaging about where to find safe places to swim, and explain in detail why there are hidden dangers in open water areas such as rivers, reservoirs, canals and seas, and that algae in the water can cause rashes and stomach upsets.
Messaging will be provided on the potential increased risk of being near water with their peers (elements of peer pressure, risk taking, alcohol & drugs) and we’ll discuss know to look after our friends and help ensure that they stay safe.
We’ll explain how students should react in an emergency situation, who to contact and that they should not enter the water. They’ll receive a reminder about ‘Float to Live’ messaging in case they ever get into difficulty.
Key Stage 2 water safety assembly
1pm (30 mins)
Aligning to Swim England’s water safety messaging, we’ll explain how students can help keep themselves and their family safe, endorse messaging about always swimming with an adult, know where to find safe places to swim, and develop understanding that there can be hidden dangers in open water areas such as rivers, reservoirs, canals and seas.
We’ll also remind students how to Float on their back for 60 seconds without floatation equipment and explain why this is important. We’ll explain that cold water can take your breath away and can result in people getting into difficulty and drowning. Information will be provided in what to do in an emergency – do not enter the water and instead contact 999 and seek adult assistance.