Students make the news around Water Safety
Posted: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:00
Drowning Prevention week is now drawing to a close for another year but the messages around Drowning Prevention and Water Safety should always be adhered to and never taken likely. Drowning accounts for more deaths in the UK each year than through Fire, and walkers and joggers are at most risk of getting into difficulty in or near water.
Following on from the fantastic work carried out earlier this year with Hardingstone Academy, the school's water Safety Ambassadors have been working with Steve Jackson to come up with some advice and guidance on staying safe around water.
The students have recently produced a "Sky News" piece covering some interesting facts around water safety with some hard hitting facts about the number of deaths due to drowning each year, one every 20 hours in the UK. You can watch the student's excellent video here.
The young people at Hardingstone Adacemy have been fantastic, engaged and so professional throughout the course of the programme taking on their role as water safety ambassadors very seriously. As part of their recent new piece, students interviewed Senior fire officer and CFOA lead officer for Drowning prevention, Dawn Whittaker. Dawn was impressed with the students and the work they have done to raise awareness of drowning
"I sincerely hope the young people involved have gained both confidence and water safety and drowning prevention knowledge from the project, which I believed addressed such a wide range of educational attainment objectives."
Dawn will be joining Steve Jackson next weekend at the Royal Lifesaving Societies (RLSS) national conference and AGM, which is taking place in Daventry, Northamptonshire.
For more information on water safety and drowning prevention, you can contact Steve on Steve.Jackson@firstforwellbeing.co.uk or visit http://www.rlss.org.uk/water-safety/drowning-prevention-week