THE RNLI has launched a downloadable resource for parents and teachers for home schooling their children as well as a Facebook Live event every Wednesday at 10.15am on their Facebook page.
Explaining the initiative, Chris Cousens, the RNLI’s Regional Water Safety Lead for Wales, the West and the Isle of Man said: “During these uncharted times, some of you may be looking for ways to engage, educate and entertain your children at home. And even more of you will have family, friends and loved ones in the same boat.
“This Wednesday (1st April), we’ll be hosting a live, interactive video for primary school age children from the RNLI’s central Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RNLI). It’s the first in a series about water safety that we hope to continue for the foreseeable future, while children are unable to attend school.
“It’ll be around 15 minutes long and our presenter will be Liam Fayle-Parr, an ex-RNLI lifeguard who’s now a member of the RNLI’s Water Safety team and a dad to two young children himself. Each week, we’ll focus on a different water safety message – this week, it’s ‘Stop and think: spot the dangers’. We’ll be linking to some fun educational resources for families to have a go at at home afterwards too.
“We know that Governmental instructions are to stay at home so with this in mind, we would like to give people ways for young people to continue to learn essential and lifesaving water safety for when the Government advise that people can resume back to normal life and may be visiting beaches.”