Hi Teachers, Leaders & Youth Activity Supporters,
We’ve been living in very different times recently. More people than ever have been flocking to the coast for local staycations. At the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), we’ve been busier too, launching to rescue more people in trouble by the water.
That’s why I’m getting in touch on behalf of the RNLI’s Water Safety Team to share how we can help everyone at your school, college, university or youth group keep themselves, their friends and their family safe around the water – from seas and streams to pools and ponds.
Take a look at our video to find out just how we can help deliver essential life skills to your school – and why they’re more important than ever.
Free Water Safety Activities
To help everyone who supports, educates & promotes safe behaviour to children – whatever their age – about water safety, we’ve created some amazing activities and videos that you can use for free, in whichever way suits your lessons best.
You’ll find workshops & videos suitable for 3–7 years old, 7–11 years old, 11–14 years old and 14 – 18 year olds, which cover everything from swimming in open water and tombstoning to scenario and decision-making activities.
Whether you are a parent or schoolteacher, we’ve got lots of resources to help you entertain and educate during these uncertain times:
- Download and use our Summer 2021 Water Safety Education resource pack, Posters & Activities full of fun ways to teach young people about how to keep safe, in on and around water.
- Play our Water Safety with Liam featured video – perfect for an assembly.
What else could you do
Every little thing could help make a difference to end preventable drowning:
- Share our latest Beach Safety Campaign resources through your newsletters & social media outlets
- Encourage someone in your community to become an RNLI Local Ambassador
- Utilise our Multi Lingual Coastal Safety Posters
If you would like to find out more or have any questions, please contact me Anthony Jones at: Watersafety_West@rnli.org.uk