In term 1, Life Saving Victoria will be coming to Mary Queen of Heaven to educate the children on the importance of water safety. The children will learn how to read key safety signs, to ensure they have the tools to ‘be aware and be prepared’ before visiting local waterways.
They will learn how to recognise dangers i.e. rip currents, and learn the first 3 steps of emergency response sequence (DRS), whilst participating in age appropriate, real life scenarios. Children will learn how to wear lifejackets safely, and practice using various safety equipment.
This program is essential for children to be safe in and around water, especially during the warmer months. We are very excited to offer this program, and know the children will learn many vital skills to be able to make informed decisions, if ever in a water danger situation.