November 15, 2013
On Thursday we had our first practical Bike Ed session.
Before heading out to the basketball court we watched a video called ‘Ed’s Excellent Bike Ed’ adventure. It focussed on the important skills of safety while riding, such as giving way, signalling, eye contact, braking safely and generally being aware of the surroundings while riding.
Those students who didn’t have their bikes at school assisted in the lesson by holding different signs and yelling at the riders ‘Brake!!’ and other such commands.
Have you participated in a Bike Ed or Driver Ed program? What was the most important thing you learnt?
What do you do to make sure you stay safe when riding your bike?
May 10, 2012
In a house fire, or any fire you need to know the ways to get to safety. There are also supplies and skills you need to minimize the chance of a fire.
All houses should have a fire alarm in their hallway. Never have a fire alarm inside a bedroom because when it goes off the fire would already be a fire and the smoke would have spread. You need to put new batteries in your fire alarm every 12 months. You also need to clean it and give it a wipe because if there is a lot of dust inside of it, it would catch Fire.
All rooms in your house should have a window just in case there is a fire against your door. You have to smash the window with something strong in your room. I know your Mum would rather you over a window. Then you place a blanket/towel on the window so that you won’t cut yourself while you are getting out.
If your house does not have a fire plan and there is a fire inside your house, you are in trouble. Your family won’t know where to meet up and one person may end up stuck inside the house with no clue what is going on.
If your house has a fire place, you should have something around it for safety. You could accidently burn yourself if you do not have one and may be left with the burn for life.
So, make sure you have all of these things and it will lower your risk of being in serious danger.
May 10, 2012
How to enter water safely
When you are entering a pool you should:
• Use a slide in entry.
• Use a stride in entry.
• Use the steps.
• When swimming in the shallow end always use these suggestions.
When entering a river you need to:
• Use a stick to find out how deep it is, then when you know it is good go in with your feet.
• Use your feet along the ground.
• Don’t dive into water when you can’t see the bottom.
When entering a beach you should:
• Use feet first.
• Don’t dive in shallow water.