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Sea Rescue's water safety education initiative, The WaterWise Academy, was sponsored to participate in the Peninsula Hotel’s (Sea Point, Cape Town) holiday programme.Volunteer WaterWise Instructors taught the guests children about water safety and what to do in an emergency. The children were aged from 5yrs – 15yrs and most were from Johannesburg. We wanted to make sure they stayed safe while having fun at the beach.It was a wonderful opportunity to present to children over a period that often has overcrowded beaches and tragic drowning incidents.The children of the hotel also did their part in building rescue buoys out of milk bottles (part of the craft programme) to be distributed to less fortunate areas. These rescue buoys will be handed to children and it can be easily included in their trips to the dam, pool or beach to remind them of the danger of water, and may save a life.Information on how to develop your own life buoy can be found here.The Peninsula Hotel also assisted in selling NSRI items and a generous donation was made to the Bakoven Sea Rescue station that will go towards making sure rescue operations continue to run smoothly.A WaterWise lesson in progress. A WaterWise lesson in progress.Pic 1 WaterWise volunteer instructors, Alison Cope and Claudia Dieckmann, with some of the children at the hotel. Sea Rescue memorabilia for sale during the WaterWise Academy lessons at the Peninsula Hotel. Sea Rescue memorabilia for sale during the WaterWise Academy lessons at the Peninsula Hotel.[Pic 1
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