The campaign, created by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) aims to reduce the number of drowning and non-fatal drowning incidences that occur in the UK every year, by showing people how to be safe and have fun near water. The campaign encourages schools, clubs, leisure centres and communities, to promote water safety education through events, lessons, games and activities, in a bid to make people more aware of the dangers of water.
Supporting Drowning Prevention Week will help scores of children to learn about water safety. It could even save a child’s life.
Across the whole school, Meadow children have been taking part in this extremely important annual campaign. In addition, for the first time, our Year 6 children will be undertaking a water safety skills course at Cheam pool. This is part of our swimming curriculum which requires children to perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.