On Wednesday 12th February we were lucky enough to be visited by Brendan Price, a lifeguard from the Torbay Surf Lifesaving Club, who visited to talk about the work of the charity Above Water, and to share his 25 years of lifeguarding experience! Brendan gave an assembly to everyone in school, and then each class had a workshop session with him so that we could learn more about his work.
In the assembly the children were taught a lot about staying safe near water (although the main highlight may have been when Brendan poured water down Mrs Davies’ back)! Following the assembly the workshops gave the children the chance to explore the equipment used, and complete some challenges to make them aware of the dangers that can be present around the water, along with issues such as cold water shock, waves and rip currents.
We would very much like to thank Brendan for giving up his time and coming in to school to share such important information with us.
If you would like to find out any more about his work, please visit abovewater.org.uk