Hit the surf – Recently, Y5 ‘Hit the Surf’ with the RNLI lifeguards at Hayle SLSC and on the beach. They spent the afternoon learning about key water safety messages, how to identify hazards in and around water and what to do if they find themselves in difficulty. Most importantly they got hands on in the surf.
After water safety tutorials and a game of beach flags, the Y5 split into two groups: The first group learnt board skills where they negotiated the surf and caught waves on foam ‘nipper boards. The second group learnt surf and rescue techniques, dolphin diving, tube rescues, floating and appropriate body surfing. The groups then swopped over.
‘I liked learning how to dolphin dive to save my friends. It was amazing! The lifeguards were so kind.’ – Autumn
‘I thought that Hit the Surf was really fun, especially the surf boarding.’- Morris
‘I found Hit the Surf really fun, especially the dolphin dives.’ – Issy
‘I loved Hit the Surf because we learned new techniques and I loved the rescuing.’ – Emilia
‘ I liked spending time with my friends in the sea and learning floating techniques.’ – Jacob
The children had a great time in the sun and surf and our thanks go to the RNLI for such a wonderful time whilst learning key water skills.