Sunday, 3 April 2016

Beach Education Day at Mairangi Bay

Friday 1st April 2016

Well, the weather conditions were not great but we still managed to have an amazing day!  First we spent some time in the surf club finding out about the role of a lifeguard before going on a tour of the club and heading down to the beach for some fun activities and sandcastle building action!












Then we got changed into our togs, took a very deep breath and went in for a dip!!!  





After a hot shower and some lunch, we were ready to listen to the lifeguards again who told us that not only do we need to be safe in the water, we also need to be safe in the sun.  We learnt how to -

SLIP     SLOP     SLAP    WRAP and SLIDE




We were also told what to do if we should get into trouble in the water - put one hand up in the air and float like a starfish.  

Thanks to the team at Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club and to our brave band of parent helpers!













2 comments:

Ashley Dalrymple said...

Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the teachers and helpers! That water did not look one bit inviting, yet you braved the cold and went in anyways so the kids could enjoy it. My daughter Emily said she had a great day and was really excited to have met the lifeguards.

Danielle Robertson said...

How brave you all are for going in the water! Looks like a lot of fun but more importantly valuable information to keep you safe in the water.