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Schoolchildren get wise lessons in beach safety

September 19th, 2015 10:35 AM

By Southern Star Team

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CORK County Council recently took part in a series of safety education events on the county’s most popular and utilised beaches, highlighting the importance to over 120 children on ‘Wising up around Water’.

The authority’s beach lifeguards along with Caroline Casey, water safety officer with Cork County Council were on hand to explain to children the rescue equipment that the beach lifeguards use when a swimmer is in danger. The children were also given a chance to learn how to throw a Ringbuoy in the event they came across an incident.

Lifeguards spoke about the 14 steps to keeping safe around water, discussed rip currents, what to do if you get stuck in one, how to make an emergency call and how to get the lifeguards attention if you get into difficulty. The lifeguards use specially made board and card games so that the children can learn the importance of water safety in a fun way.

This new educational initiative leads on from the launch of the Authority’s Beach Lifeguard Service Facebook Page in 2014 and the Water Safety Flag programme for county schools earlier this year. Cork County Council is the first local authority to issue water safety flags to over 90 schools throughout the county, following a series of educational events throughout the school year and is actively looking for more schools to take part in this initiative for the coming school year.

County Mayor Cllr John Paul O’Shea attended the recent water safety training at Inchydoney Beach in West Cork and presented water safety certificates to the children who participated in the training on the beach.

Cork County Council’s Beach Lifeguard Service Facebook Page can be found at www.facebook.com/CorkCoCoBeachLifeguardService

If your local national school would like to take part in the Water Safety Flag Programme, please contact Caroline Casey at [email protected]

CORK County Council recently took part in a series of safety education events on the county’s most popular and utilised beaches, highlighting the importance to over 120 children on ‘Wising up around Water’.

The authority’s beach lifeguards along with Caroline Casey, water safety officer with Cork County Council were on hand to explain to children the rescue equipment that the beach lifeguards use when a swimmer is in danger. The children were also given a chance to learn how to throw a Ringbuoy in the event they came across an incident.

Lifeguards spoke about the 14 steps to keeping safe around water, discussed rip currents, what to do if you get stuck in one, how to make an emergency call and how to get the lifeguards attention if you get into difficulty. The lifeguards use specially made board and card games so that the children can learn the importance of water safety in a fun way.

This new educational initiative leads on from the launch of the Authority’s Beach Lifeguard Service Facebook Page in 2014 and the Water Safety Flag programme for county schools earlier this year. Cork County Council is the first local authority to issue water safety flags to over 90 schools throughout the county, following a series of educational events throughout the school year and is actively looking for more schools to take part in this initiative for the coming school year.

County Mayor Cllr John Paul O’Shea attended the recent water safety training at Inchydoney Beach in West Cork and presented water safety certificates to the children who participated in the training on the beach.

Cork County Council’s Beach Lifeguard Service Facebook Page can be found at www.facebook.com/CorkCoCoBeachLifeguardService

If your local national school would like to take part in the Water Safety Flag Programme, please contact Caroline Casey at [email protected]

CORK County Council recently took part in a series of safety education events on the county’s most popular and utilised beaches, highlighting the importance to over 120 children on ‘Wising up around Water’.

The authority’s beach lifeguards along with Caroline Casey, water safety officer with Cork County Council were on hand to explain to children the rescue equipment that the beach lifeguards use when a swimmer is in danger. The children were also given a chance to learn how to throw a Ringbuoy in the event they came across an incident.

Lifeguards spoke about the 14 steps to keeping safe around water, discussed rip currents, what to do if you get stuck in one, how to make an emergency call and how to get the lifeguards attention if you get into difficulty. The lifeguards use specially made board and card games so that the children can learn the importance of water safety in a fun way.

This new educational initiative leads on from the launch of the Authority’s Beach Lifeguard Service Facebook Page in 2014 and the Water Safety Flag programme for county schools earlier this year. Cork County Council is the first local authority to issue water safety flags to over 90 schools throughout the county, following a series of educational events throughout the school year and is actively looking for more schools to take part in this initiative for the coming school year.

County Mayor Cllr John Paul O’Shea attended the recent water safety training at Inchydoney Beach in West Cork and presented water safety certificates to the children who participated in the training on the beach.

Cork County Council’s Beach Lifeguard Service Facebook Page can be found at www.facebook.com/CorkCoCoBeachLifeguardService

If your local national school would like to take part in the Water Safety Flag Programme, please contact Caroline Casey at [email protected]

CORK County Council recently took part in a series of safety education events on the county’s most popular and utilised beaches, highlighting the importance to over 120 children on ‘Wising up around Water’.

The authority’s beach lifeguards along with Caroline Casey, water safety officer with Cork County Council were on hand to explain to children the rescue equipment that the beach lifeguards use when a swimmer is in danger. The children were also given a chance to learn how to throw a Ringbuoy in the event they came across an incident.

Lifeguards spoke about the 14 steps to keeping safe around water, discussed rip currents, what to do if you get stuck in one, how to make an emergency call and how to get the lifeguards attention if you get into difficulty. The lifeguards use specially made board and card games so that the children can learn the importance of water safety in a fun way.

This new educational initiative leads on from the launch of the Authority’s Beach Lifeguard Service Facebook Page in 2014 and the Water Safety Flag programme for county schools earlier this year. Cork County Council is the first local authority to issue water safety flags to over 90 schools throughout the county, following a series of educational events throughout the school year and is actively looking for more schools to take part in this initiative for the coming school year.

County Mayor Cllr John Paul O’Shea attended the recent water safety training at Inchydoney Beach in West Cork and presented water safety certificates to the children who participated in the training on the beach.

Cork County Council’s Beach Lifeguard Service Facebook Page can be found at www.facebook.com/CorkCoCoBeachLifeguardService

If your local national school would like to take part in the Water Safety Flag Programme, please contact Caroline Casey at [email protected]

CORK County Council recently took part in a series of safety education events on the county’s most popular and utilised beaches, highlighting the importance to over 120 children on ‘Wising up around Water’.

The authority’s beach lifeguards along with Caroline Casey, water safety officer with Cork County Council were on hand to explain to children the rescue equipment that the beach lifeguards use when a swimmer is in danger. The children were also given a chance to learn how to throw a Ringbuoy in the event they came across an incident.

Lifeguards spoke about the 14 steps to keeping safe around water, discussed rip currents, what to do if you get stuck in one, how to make an emergency call and how to get the lifeguards attention if you get into difficulty. The lifeguards use specially made board and card games so that the children can learn the importance of water safety in a fun way.

This new educational initiative leads on from the launch of the Authority’s Beach Lifeguard Service Facebook Page in 2014 and the Water Safety Flag programme for county schools earlier this year. Cork County Council is the first local authority to issue water safety flags to over 90 schools throughout the county, following a series of educational events throughout the school year and is actively looking for more schools to take part in this initiative for the coming school year.

County Mayor Cllr John Paul O’Shea attended the recent water safety training at Inchydoney Beach in West Cork and presented water safety certificates to the children who participated in the training on the beach.

Cork County Council’s Beach Lifeguard Service Facebook Page can be found at www.facebook.com/CorkCoCoBeachLifeguardService

If your local national school would like to take part in the Water Safety Flag Programme, please contact Caroline Casey at [email protected]

CORK County Council recently took part in a series of safety education events on the county’s most popular and utilised beaches, highlighting the importance to over 120 children on ‘Wising up around Water’.

The authority’s beach lifeguards along with Caroline Casey, water safety officer with Cork County Council were on hand to explain to children the rescue equipment that the beach lifeguards use when a swimmer is in danger. The children were also given a chance to learn how to throw a Ringbuoy in the event they came across an incident.

Lifeguards spoke about the 14 steps to keeping safe around water, discussed rip currents, what to do if you get stuck in one, how to make an emergency call and how to get the lifeguards attention if you get into difficulty. The lifeguards use specially made board and card games so that the children can learn the importance of water safety in a fun way.

This new educational initiative leads on from the launch of the Authority’s Beach Lifeguard Service Facebook Page in 2014 and the Water Safety Flag programme for county schools earlier this year. Cork County Council is the first local authority to issue water safety flags to over 90 schools throughout the county, following a series of educational events throughout the school year and is actively looking for more schools to take part in this initiative for the coming school year.

County Mayor Cllr John Paul O’Shea attended the recent water safety training at Inchydoney Beach in West Cork and presented water safety certificates to the children who participated in the training on the beach.

Cork County Council’s Beach Lifeguard Service Facebook Page can be found at www.facebook.com/CorkCoCoBeachLifeguardService

If your local national school would like to take part in the Water Safety Flag Programme, please contact Caroline Casey at [email protected]

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