Water Safety Awareness Campaign


05 Apr – 31 Oct

Due to the Coronavirus, our beaches and waterways will have limited amount of Lifeguards, who provide fantastic advice, support and emergency help when needed. This campaign provides the necessary information to keep you and the family safe during the Summer holidays.

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

“It’s fine. Look how calm the water is.”

Learning about staying safe near rivers and about the dangers of entering water without supervision is vitally important to help children make sensible decisions to keep themselves safe. This lesson addresses the dangers of playing in rivers and encourages the …

Lesson Plan

Get Lifeguard Fit

An active and informative cross-curricular lesson to inspire your class to get ‘lifeguard fit’. This PSHE/PE lesson will engage the children in active learning about water safety and the work that lifeguards do to train and keep us safe.

Lesson Plan

What to do in an Emergency at the coast

The Coastguard know how important it is for everyone to understand how to stay safe at the beach.  This lesson can be shared as a water safety lesson to teach the children what to do in an emergency at the …

Resources

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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The RNLI have different equipment to rescue people who are in trouble at sea. This picture shows the Atlantic 85 boat in action, use colours to brighten up the picture.

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, RNLI can often attend incidents together and work as part of a team. This colouring activity is a water rescue incident.

An informative video showing a simple re-enactment of the bravery shown by Grace Darling in 1838. Delivered by an energetic presenter, this video explains the story clearly and also highlights the work that the volunteers at the RNLI do to …

PowerPoint featuring powerful images of Grace Darling’s bravery as she risked her life to rescue the stranded survivors of the wrecked steamship Forfarshire in 1838. An act of bravery that earned her an award for gallantry from the RNLI.

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 busy beach scene shows lots of people enjoying themselves on a warm day however look more closely, can you see anyone in danger? Hidden in the picture are dangers and problems that could be harmful. An excellent resource to …

Click on the dangers you see. You may even spot some good things that people are doing to keep safe at the beach

The RNLI Lifeguards at the sea keep you safe.  If you were in trouble at the beach, Call 999 and ask for the coastguard.

The RNLI have different equipment to rescue people who are in trouble at sea.  See if you can colour in the Severn boat and make it as colourful as possible.

This busy beach scene shows lots of people enjoying themselves on a warm day however look more closely, can you see anyone in danger? Hidden in the picture are dangers and problems that could be harmful. An excellent resource to …

This busy harbour scene shows lots of people enjoying themselves on a warm day however look more closely, can you see anyone in danger? Hidden in the picture are dangers and problems that could be harmful. An excellent resource to …

It’s a busy summer day down at the river but not everyone is safe in the water. Can you see any of the dangers in the picture?

An information page filled with vital water safety advice and fun activities to captivate children. This would be a great wet-play activity or early-morning work for the class. In an emergency, call 999 and ask for the coastguard

Can you spot the dangers at the beach from the picture? See how many you can find. Once you have found them all, colour the picture in as a poster to remind you of the dangers. A fantastic resource to …

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 …

Keep safe at the swimming pool by learning important rules and advice. See if you can find the hidden words in the wordsearch and learn more about how to stay safe at the swimming pool.

Bertie Bear has a really important message for children. It is important for young children to learn how to stay safe at the beach. This bold and eye-catching illustration can be coloured in to make it even brighter.

This poster displays the water safety code which gives clear advice about how to avoid getting into trouble in water and also what to do if there is an emergency situation. An essential resource to share with children as part …

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 …

Look carefully at the characters enjoying their time at the swimming pool. Can you see anything that could be dangerous? There are important rules to follow at the pool, this resource teaches children how to behave safely in and around …

Frozen water poses a whole new set of hazards and it is important for children to understand that even if the ice on a lake or river may look thick, they should never attempt to walk on it. Use this …

A colouring activity displaying a water rescue and Colin the Coastguard. Encourage quiet concentration and mindfulness while drawing attention to important water safety advice.

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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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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