October 20, 2016
The last two weeks in 5/6 have flown by! We have been very busy with swimming and learning lots of new things about how to be safe in the water.
On the last day we had our own Swimming Sports. We had events such as freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. The younger students participated in some other races such as noodle races and kickboard races. We all participated in some really fun house activities too and displayed excellent sportsmanship for Freeman, Chisholm and Hollows.
Both parents and the lifeguards commented on how lovely the Grade 5/6’s are with the younger students. We are very proud to be leaders of the school and help our buddies when we can!
What is your favourite swimming style?
May 8, 2013
Today we participated in our last Water Safety session at the Kyneton pool. The instructors divided us up into three multi-age groups. We did three activities: Boogie-boarding wearing fins, Sunsmart safety circuit and little games in the shallow pool.
It was a fun way to finish the program. We especially enjoyed being in groups with the Prep/1 students.
May 3, 2013
This week we have gone swimming for our Water Safety program. We have been learning about reach rescues and throw rescues. With a reach rescue you have to get something to reach out with, it needs to be big enough to reach out so the person can grab it . You lay down on your tummy and reach out to the person who is drowning and pull them to the shore. With a throw rescue you throw something that floats to the person who is drowning and encourage them to grab the thing that floats and not let go. Then encourage them to swim to a solid piece of earth.
Have you ever saved somebody who was drowning?
Do you know how to save somebody who is drowning?