Beach Safety

Important Message from the RNLI Water Safety Team

This summer, RNLI Lifeguards can’t be on every beach, meaning a heightened water safety risk to beach goers. They have asked us to help share some important messages with children and their families.

It is anticipated that once restrictions further ease and the summer weather is here, people will head to the beaches and coastline to enjoy the sun, sea and time with friends and family. In a normal year, the RNLI helps thousands of people who end up getting into difficulty in, or close to, the water when doing these types of activities.  

During a normal summer term, the RNLI’s local team of trained volunteers and lifeguards visit Alverton and speak to the children but this year they have not been able to engage with school communities as they normally would.  

The RNLI has asked us to share some resources with you. They would like you to look at their Beach Safety Campaign with your children and suggest their Water Safety from Home resources and maybe take part in their Water Safety Wednesday series which is perfect for primary school-aged children.  

We will be sending some of their educational resources home as part of home-school learning and it is really important that your child engages with these.

Beach lifeguards cannot be everywhere this summer and it is vital every one of us takes responsibility for our own, and our family’s, safety. 

Thank you.