Last Friday, 17 November, Year 6 went to the beach to learn about life saving. We travelled on a bus to Freshwater Beach where we gathered to do some fantastic
activities. We did five activities and rotated between them in smaller groups. At the beginning of each activity the instructors taught us about beach
One of the activities we did was ‘flags’. This is when you lay down in the sand along the water’s edge, with hose pipe sections laid out behind you. When
the instructor blows his whistle, as quick as you can you jump up and try to grab the pipe. This is a very fun activity.
Another activity we did was beach soccer. This activity was led by Miss Hammond and was especially hard because the ball was so light! It went flying everywhere!
It was lots of fun as we were falling on the sand most of the time.
The other activity on sand was ‘Newcombe Ball’. This is like volleyball except you can catch the ball instead of hitting it straight away. It’s really
enjoyable because everyone can play.
The first activity in the water was on boards. We could choose between a boogie board and nipper board. (A nipper board is the same as the usual surf board
just with one fin and handles and is used for water rescue.) We went in the water to try and catch some waves. The water was cold, but it was still
The second water activity was 'tubes'. When you are saving someone from drowning you take a yellow foam stick called a rescue tube to help them to float.
We practiced first on shore and then in the water. I never knew that being rescued could be so much fun!
As you can see we had a fantastic day and learned heaps. We wish we could do it again!
Amy Humphrey (6E) & Sophia Monin (6P)