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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Sea and Water Safety

Many children love spending time in or around water, however it can become real danger for them no matter how deep or warm it is. Supervision is always recommended to ensure children can enjoy the water safely and minimise risk. This helps to create a safe environment for children to play in, learn and create memories. Our curriculum seeks to raise awareness of the dangers water can pose and reduce risk for all when in or around water.

 

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Canal and River Trust 

Learning to be safe near water is an important part of a child's education. This film helps children to understand water safety rules, how to be safe near water and how to help in an emergency.

This video is suitable for 7-11 years olds. 

More resources can be found at https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers/learning-from-home/water-safety

STAnley's Water Safety Code 

STA UK gives advice on how to stay safe near rivers, the sea and in swimming pools, alerting children to the dangers that may not be seen. 

This video is suitable for 7 - 11 year olds.

 

RNLI Saftey on the beach 

An informative video based on the vital job lifeguards do and how they can support you to play safely at the beach. 

This video is suitable for 7 - 11 year olds.

Despicable Me Swim Safety Campaign

Swimming Australia partnered up with Universal Pictures to create this fun, child friendly video sharing tips on how to stay safe in and around water. 

**WARNING: Although the video is appropriate for children aged 7-11, watch it with an adult as the video on YouTube includes comments underneath that we can't monitor or disable.

Water Safety

This video gives some great tips to help keep you safe around different bodies of water. Knowing how to react in an emergency and how to protect yourself is key to reducing risk. 

This video is suitable for 7 - 11 year olds.

 

Swim England - Help position 

Help position is a key way to keep yourself safe if you find yourself in difficulty, especially in open water.

This video is suitable for 7 - 11 year olds.

 

Swim England - WAding entry

Running and diving into the sea can put you in danger straight away. This video shows you how the wading entry can reduce that risk. 

This video is suitable for 7 - 11 year olds.

Swim England - Survival Stroke

This technique can help you swim if you find yourself in danger. 

This video is suitable for 7 - 11 year olds.

 

Swim England - Huddle Position 

This technique helps if there is a group of you in danger. It will help you to keep warm and support one another. 

This video is suitable for 7 - 11 year olds.

 

CHARLEY SAYS NEVER PLAY NEAR WATER

This video is appropriate for children aged 7-11. This was one of a series of animations in the 1970s that offered children safety advice in different scenarios. Charley is the cat who shares his wisdom and suggestions.

 

 

LONELY WATER - PUBLIC INFORMATION FILM (1973)

**WARNING: This video is appropriate for older children aged 9-11 but those with a sensitive nature should watch with an adult. It also includes comments underneath that we can't monitor or disable.

This safety video was televised in the 1970s and provides a grave, cautionary message for children playing near water.