SwimStars are spreading the message during 'Drowning Prevention Week'
From the 18th to the 26th June sees the Royal Lifesaving Society’s “National Drowning Prevention Week”. One person drowns every 20 hours in the UK and hundreds more suffer life changing injuries through near drowning.
By spreading water safety advice far and wide, Drowning Prevention Week aims to teach people how to stay safe near water.
The campaign encourages schools, clubs, leisure centres and communities to promote water safety through events, lessons, games and activities in a bid to make people more aware of the dangers of water.
As the RLSS is a working partner of BASS next week Water Safety will be the theme of our lessons.
The begineer groups will take part in discussions with their teachers raising the awareness of the dangers involved. The more advanced groups will be asked to discuss and demonstrate the skills needed if they are faced with life threatening situations.
All swimmers will receive a Drowning Prevention Certificate and Sticker on attendance.
We understand how important water safety is and we will continue to teach the message to as many children as we can, our overall aim is to make sure all children leave primary school being able to swim the OFSTED required 25 metres.