The Pull of a Rip


This presentation and accompanying resources will enlighten students to the danger of rip currents. It contains important information about rip currents and how to respond if ever caught in one.

How To Use

Share the details in this presentation with the students before reading the story of a personal account of being caught in a rip. There is also a video, of the RNLI rescuing a young boy from a rip current, embedded in the presentation to share with students. The main activity is a physical demonstration with the students working together to simulate the actions needed to try to escape from a rip.  There is a lesson plan that can be found by scrolling further down the page.  Click on 'Resource 1' below to find the story that gives a personal account of being caught in a rip current.

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