Water safety is an important message all year round. Cold water can be a killer and we'd like to raise awareness of water safety from a young age. Aligning to Swim England’s water safety messaging, we’ll explain how students can help keep themselves and their friends safe and about hidden dangers in open water areas such as rivers, reservoirs, canals and seas, as well as how students should react in an emergency situation.
For primary schools we offer a series of live virtual events throughout the academic year. These are offered for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Our live events take place on a regular basis alongside specific themed events such as Drowning Prevention Week.
We've teamed up with the West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to offer a series of virtual Water Safety live presentations aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students.
Many young people underestimate the risk of entering cold water, with the effects of cold water shock and not knowing how to self-rescue causing even the strongest swimmers to get into difficulties. It's so important that young people visiting open water, such as the sea, reservoirs, rivers and canals, understand the dangers.
We know that it can be difficult fitting in a live session alongside a KS3 or KS4 timetable, and so we have provided an option where you can receive a link to a live recording so you can watch it at a time suitable for your school.
Please click ‘request resources’ and then specify the Key Stage 3/4 Water Safety assembly in the comments box. We’ll then send you a link and a feedback form for completion after your students have watched the film.