There are still a few spaces left in the Schools Surf Life Saving Program which begins on June 3rd for six weeks leading up to the school holidays.
This successful scheme, now in its 9th year forms part of Paddle Round The Pier Beach Festival’s Outreach Program and is run in conjunction with Brighton Surf Life Saving Club.
Schools are invited to send year 5,6,7 & 8 pupils along to experience a full day of beach Lifeguard training. The kids are taught safety in the ocean, basic lifeguarding skills (including the use of a rescue board, rescue tube and sea swimming techniques). This is then combined with CPR / basic first aid and an introduction to Surf Lifesaving as a sport. The lessons learnt here really do help to save lives and enables all participants to safely enjoy messing around in and about the water.
On average each year the the program reaches over 800 kids from across our region. The inner confidence gained by some of the children is amazing to witness and the event has incredible reports from carers, teachers and parents relating to the transformation in the youngsters wellbeing and attitude following the days experience.
To get your school involved please contact [email protected]