24 June 2013

Northamptonshire County Council, Towcester Centre for Leisure and Waendel Leisure Centre are hosting water safety sessions for primary schools this week in support of Drowning Prevention Week (22-30 June)

Working with the Royal Lifesaving Society UK (the UK’s national water safety and drowning prevention charity), they will involve fun and interactive water safety activities for pupils in years 5 and 6.

What's happening during Drowning Prevention Week?

The events will take place at Towcester Centre for Leisure on Monday 24 June and at Waendal Leisure Centre on Thursday 27th June.

Various activities will take place during the session to raise children’s awareness of how to be safe near water, including learning the water safety code, CRP and rescue skills.

Drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death in children in the UK. More than 400 people drown in the UK each year, and thousands suffer life changing injuries due to near-drowning experiences.

Drowning Prevention Week aims to ensure everyone knows how to have fun and stay safe near water.

During the week, leisure centres and schools across the country will be hold activities to help raise awareness of how to be safe in, on or around water. The campaign also encourages people to fundraise on behalf of the charity’s drowning prevention work.