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?
April 24, 2013
The first activity we did at camp was canoeing. It was at the river and there was a lot of islands and bridges. We wore PFDs (personal flotation device), helmets and used paddles.
First we went past a reedy point and we rafted up. Rafting up is when the first canoe grabs onto something solid then the other canoes grab onto the first canoe. We then went up a bit further and rafted up again.
Next we went under a bridge. We had to lay down in the canoe so as not to hit our heads. Then we played a game. It was tiggy. The front person tagged other canoes with their paddle, which made them “it’”. When it ended we all paddled back. Canoeing was really fun.
Have you ever been canoeing or kayaking?
What is your favourite water sport?