Liza Wigley reports on WaterWise in Eden:
I visited Rosemoor Primary on the last day of their exams so the children were obviously in high spirits and excited, not so much to see me, but that school was almost out for summer.
What struck me was the number of children and teachers who also came to me asking where they could learn to swim. The other thing that struck me is that the children did not know that, when at the beach, they must only swim between the flags where the lifeguards are on duty.
I was invited by Glenwood House Primary School to spend a morning with their Gr 4’s at the Wilderness Yacht Club, on Monday 2nd December to teach them basic CPR skills and how to save a friend. It was sad to hear from one of the boys, that a 3 year old drowned the previous Saturday in a pool, while the parents were at church and the kids had to look after each other.
I was also invited to talk to the Lads & Girls group from St James Church, as they were going to spend a few days at a beach nearby. It was amazing to see how the young men, where hanging onto every word, and I was sure that they were going to take good care of the little ones. I am looking forward to 2014!
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