Mill Park learn about water safety

On Wednesday 30th November 2016 Christine from Jump Swim School South Morang come to talk to the Butterflies and Kindergarten children about water safety, as it was Water Safety Week. Christine explained to the children when they are at the beach they need to swim between the red and yellow flags.  She showed the children what the flags look like. Christine told the group that when they go swimming at the beach or the pool they must always go with their parents.

Annika and Xavier got to dress up as lifeguards and rescue some children who were having trouble swimming and assist them to safety. They learnt that when at the pool and the beach that they need to listen to the lifeguards as the lifeguards are there to help keep them safe.

The children learnt what to do when they have trouble in the water and how they can help rescue someone who is having trouble in the water. The children got to play two games, “Lifeguard says” and “throw the kickboard” where they had to throw a kickboard into a hoop which was acting as a person who was having trouble swimming, if the kickboard landed in the hoop that meant that the board was within arms reach of a troubled swimmer.

They also learnt a new song about applying sunscreen. Christine did a fantastic job explaining to the children about water safety and the children loved participating in the program. Christine left a show bag for each child to take home and gave the centre four picture story books and a CD for the children to enjoy.

Links to the Early Years Learning Frameworks:
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity as they learn to interact with others.
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world by becoming aware of fairness
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing as they become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing and children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing.
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners when they transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place and technologies.
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators by interacting verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.


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