NEW – Water Safety Wednesday Live Events

The RNLI has launched to the rescue of parents and teachers who are in need of content and support for home schooling their children. The lifesaving charity is offering downloadable content as well as a Facebook Live event every Wednesday at 10.15am on their Facebook page.

Explaining the initiative, Sam Johnson, RNLI’s National Water Safety Education Partner 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 (1 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), with each session lasting for around 15 minutes. 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.

“Each week, we’ll focus on a different water safety message – this week, it’s ‘Stop and think: Spot the Dangers’. Also, we’ll be linking to some fun educational resources for families to have a go at as well.

“We know that Governmental instructions are to stay at home so with this in mind, we would like to provide the resources 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.”

Ex-RNLI lifeguard and a member of the RNLI’s Water Safety Team, Liam Fayle-Parr, who has two young children himself, will be hosting the sessions.

Water Safety Wednesday will be starting on Wednesday 1 April at 10.15am on the RNLI’s Facebook Page www.facebook.com/rnli/.

Links will also be shared via Twitter: www.twitter.com/RNLI