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Surf Life Saving 2016



Surf Awareness and Beach Safety Program

Students from Years 3-6 attended a Surf Awareness and Beach Safety Program held at Coolangatta Beach on behalf of the Queensland Surf Life Saving Association.


The beach workshops covered:

  1. The role of lifesavers and life guards
  2. Surf conditions - waves and rip currents
  3. Basic first aid and CPR
  4. Practical water and safety skills in the surf
  5. Basic rescue techniques


Did you know that a Lifesaver wears red and yellow and is a volunteer worker and a Lifeguard wears white and blue at the beach and is a paid worker? Last Tuesday and Wednesday, students from Tweed Heads South Public school learnt about the ways to be safe at the beach, where to go to if they are in trouble at the beach and also what the lifesavers and life guards do at the beach to keep us safe.


Scott from Queensland Surf Life Saving Association talks students through different signs used at the beach and their meanings, demonstrated a safe rescue and talked about the importance of swimming between the flags and not swimming at night.


To fit with the theme of the day, the canteen had some awesome healthy red and yellow food and the students raised money to help support the surf life savers, as their job (as volunteers) is such an important role in the community.

Some valuable lessons learnt!