On Thursday 2nd March, John Wood from the RNLI visited us for an assembly on water safety. He explained the role of the RNLI; about the lifeguards who save lives near the coast and lifeboats which save people out at sea.
Living so close to the sea makes knowing how to use the water safely essential for the children at St Peters. We were reminded of the flags that lifeguards use to show where its safe or dangerous to swim. Red and yellow flags indicate that there are lifeguards and that it is safe to swim between the flags. Black and white flags are used to show an area allocated to kayaks, bodyboards and surfboards. A red flag is used to show that its too dangerous to swim. We learnt that a wind sock flies to show which way the winds blowing. If the wind is blowing strongly away from the beach, a wind sock can show us that it’s not safe to play on inflatables.
Can your child remember what to do in an emergency where someone is in danger in the sea? How would they get a lifeguards attention if they were struggling in the sea?