Wednesday, 22 May 2013

BEACH AWARENESS & SAFETY EDUCATION (B.A.S.E.)

On Tuesday, 9th April the students had a visit from two of the Life-Savers from Warringah Council. The Life-Savers gave an informative talk about beach safety and awareness.
First they reminded the students about the importance of being sun smart. The Life Savers highlighted the Cancer Council’s campaign of Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. The students were taught the valuable lesson of slipping on a t-shirt, slopping on sunscreen, slapping on a hat, seeking shade and sliding on wrap around sunglasses to prevent sun damage.


The students then learnt of the importance of swimming between the flags and the difference between rips and currents. The students now know what to do if they are stung by a blue bottle and can recognise a blue-ringed octopus. They know the correct behaviours that they should adopt, if they get into trouble in the water, and have learnt the places that they should steer clear of when they visit the beach. It was a great program that the children enjoyed. It gave them the skills to be well equipped for a safe visit to the beach.

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