Safety In and Around Water During Lockdown and Over Summer 2020
This summer, RNLI Lifeguards cannot be everywhere, meaning a heightened water safety risk to beach goers. Therefore, the RNLI have asked us to help share some important messages to children and their families. As we are all fortunate enough to live close to the beach beach, it is important that MOSPS plays its part in supporting the work of the fantastic RNLI.
We will all be aware of the influx of beach goers over the past few weeks after some of the restrictions were lifted (and the summer weather arrived). In a normal year, the RNLI helps thousands of people who end up getting into difficulty in or close to the water when doing these types of activities and making use of the following resources should help to keep our children and families out of these statistics.
The RNLI have taken the time over the last couple of months to carefully condense and design our resources which are aimed at primary and secondary school children, whilst also ensuring they are appropriate to be taught from home by a parent, or guardian.
Below, you will find out ways in which you can help at this time.
·Download and use the RNLI's Water Safety from Home Resources. Educating young people about how to keep safe, in on and around water is fundamental to saving lives at sea and a core part of the RNLI’s water safety activity.
This term they have put together two downloadable packs of resources focusing on keeping safe this Summer.
· Familiarise yourself with the RNLI and MCA’s Beach Safety Campaign - Beach lifeguards cannot be everywhere this summer – it is vital every one of us takes responsibility for our own, and our families’, safety.
Finally, we would like to thank you in advance for helping to teach and spread the water safety message.