Drowning Prevention Week

19 Jun – 26 Jun

Drowning Prevention Week is the national campaign seeking to engage as many people as possible nationwide, in water safety messages and drowning prevention work. Mums and dads, teachers and community workers, volunteers, kids – there’s a way for everyone to get involved. The week aims to educate as many people as possible through interactions, interventions and messaging.

Lesson Plans

These lesson plans are built to a consistent standard to take the pressure off you when thinking about pulling together your individual session to meet the key messages of the campaign. Lesson plans are linked to the specific resources you need to deliver the session and some other resources to help you flex the sessions to meet the needs of your learners.

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Lesson Plan

Identifying an Emergency

Understanding how to identify an emergency, requesting the right help and knowing how to do this, are really important life skills. This lesson will provide an opportunity to learn how to react in an emergency and also learn that you …

Lesson Plan

Know Your Way Out – Reading

This lesson plan contains details needed to support the delivery of an English comprehension lesson based on the story ‘Know Your Way Out’. Use the book and the storyboard sequencing resources linked to this lesson plan to encourage the children …


These resources are specific to the campaign. Think of it as a readymade curation of resources from our library so you don’t have to do the searching!

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What dangers are there at home? Learning about keeping safe at home is essential as part of the primary PSHE curriculum. This activity uses this theme to deliver a data-handling task in which the children read and analyse data from …

From early years, children learn about people who help us. This activity focuses on the role of the ambulance crews and paramedics. It gets the children to think carefully about when you need to call an ambulance for help.

This detailed colouring page shows a lifeboat crew on a boat on the River Thames. Learning about water safety is important for children at a young age and this picture could be used to spark discussions about how to stay …

The blue light organisations, which include fire, ambulance, HM Coastguard and RNLI can often attend incidents together and work as part of a team. This colouring activity is a water rescue incident.

Use some colouring pencils to colour in our ambulance. What colours do you think it should be?

Crossing the road can be dangerous if you don’t know how to do it properly. Children, from a young age, need to learn some simple steps to help them stay safe when they need to cross a road. This activity …

There is an important safety message hidden in the code. Crack the code and uncover the message. Remember to listen carefully to adults and behave safely with matches and lighters.

These cards encourage the children to think carefully about the pictures and use reasoning skills to explain their similarities and differences and think about which objects are safe and which are not.

Information sheet on how to make a 999 call and ask for the ambulance service. It also emphasises the importance of only ringing 999 in a real emergency.

This activity sheet is for the lesson ‘Identifying an Emergency’ and teaches the children about how to call for help when there is an emergency and the important information that they will have to share in order for an ambulance …

The RNLI work hard to look after us when we at the beach but we must follow the rules and learn how to keep ourselves safe too. This interactive game allows you to click on dangers that you can spot …

The Coastguard will be on hand for emergencies that happen on the coast. In this busy beach scene there are some accidents waiting to happen and some safe behaviour being shown. Can you spot them all?

See if you can spot the differences in our road safety pictures. Look carefully at the details and you may be able to see the good and bad behaviour in the pictures.

A multi-player board game to engage the children in the topic of fire-safety. Climb the ladders and slide down the hoses, try to be the first to finish.

Allow children to practise their colouring skills and pencil control while learning about fire safety.

Do children know the difference between a safe substance or a dangerous substance? This is a story which provides information about what can happen when a poisonous substance is mistaken as a soft drink. Through producing a poster, the children …

A maths data handling activity based on the theme of road safety. By analysing the data and thinking of ways to reduce the accidents in Dangershire the children will be learning important road safety lessons.

Ben and Katy are playing and having fun but the fun soon ends when Katy starts playing with matches. Find out how the family make a quick escape and get help from the Fire and Rescue Service.

A set of English activities based on the theme of the car. Encourage critical thinking and persuasive writing skills by getting the children to think about whether cars are our friends or foes. The activities include using a dictionary, creating …

Look carefully at the characters enjoying their time at the river. Can you see anything that could be dangerous? There is some important safety advice to follow when playing in and around rivers, this resource exposes children to these important …

From a young age, it is important for children to understand that water can be dangerous. This engaging picture of characters moving around a house, teaches the children to look out for potential hazards that could cause harm. Can they …

Accidents do occur in the home. This activity highlights some areas of the home in which many accidents happen and also looks at the age groups that suffer the most accidents in the home. The task is to create a …

Lesson Bundles

You’ll find everything you need here to deliver a single lesson or much more. Bundles can contain multiple lesson plans across a number of subjects that all support a key message. There may be a variety of resources such as activities, videos and interactives to support the delivery of the lessons and ensure that all students can be engaged and challenged to match up with individual abilities. You may also find guides and risk assessments to support your delivery.

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Lesson Bundle

Know Your Way Out Fire Safety

Would you know what to do if you heard a smoke alarm? Fortunately Ben and his friend knew how to keep their family safe when disaster struck. A cleverly illustrated book telling the story of Ben and his family and …

Lesson Bundle

The Birthday Cake Mistake

The fire and rescue service encourages children to know that playing with matches and lighters can be dangerous. This lesson provides an opportunity to listen to and read the Birthday Cake Mistake story, a fire safety story which promotes the …

Planning Tools

These planning tools will provide everything you need to deliver your lessons, this will save you time and effort on searching for the right materials as they are directly linked to the lesson you are going to deliver.

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