Friday, 5 February 2016

Beach Ed Info

Rooms 5, 11 & 12 will be attending a ‘Beach Ed’ day at the Mount Surf Club on Monday, 15th February. The day is organised and run by Surf Lifesaving NZ.

Beach Ed is a theoretical and experiential based programme where students learn about surf and beach safety from experienced Surf Lifeguards. Students receive safety messages and then put them into practice in a managed environment. The programme is designed specifically for primary and intermediate students and aims to deliver "A safe, fun and educational day at the beach".

The programme is a mix of practical and theory sessions with activities including:
A tour of the Surf Life Saving Club and with lifeguards demonstrating key lifesaving equipment
Receiving surf safety messages to help stay safe at the beach
Understanding the role of lifeguards and the jobs they do on the beach
Learning about the beach environment - waves, rips, holes and currents
Participating in some fun beach games
Putting it all into practice in the water with activities such as body boarding, swimming and tube rescues

The emphasis is on learning to be safe while enjoying New Zealand's favourite playground - the beach! The cost for this day is $9.50 per student, which must be paid to the school office by this Friday, 12th Feb.

It is essential that children are organised for the day and have the following equipment with them:
1) Togs, towel & sunhat
2) Sunscreen
3) A big, healthy lunch and large drink of water

To make the day a success and to ensure safety of the group we require parent help - you’ll need to be prepared to get into the surf and get wet! Click here to complete the consent form/parent helper form.

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