Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 05/05/2015. Tags: Teachers Parenting
Irish Water Safety (IWS) has launched its new water safety website for primary school teachers, pupils and parents. The site for IWS' Primary Aquatic Water Safetyprogramme, or PAWS
, combines clear, simple water safety messages with material for use in classrooms, as well as free certificates for children who complete the programme.
Though designed for delivery in primary schools, IWS says the resource can help generally to change the attitudes and behaviours of children playing in, on and near the water – whether by the sea, on the beach, by the river, canal or any body of water.
Noting that 30 children aged 14 and under drowned in the last decade, IWS hopes that teachers will set aside some class time for the new website before the summer holidays to help everyone respect the water and make 'Water Safety Fun'.
Visit the PAWS website here