Year 5 beach excursion

Year 5 students enjoyed a Surf Life Saving Queensland ‘Community Health and Education Program’ excursion last Thursday 23 November. The learning goals for the six events, held at Kings Beach, were for students to know and experience beach safety, learn some diving and board riding skills and to be aware of what to do if you get into trouble in the water. Here is what a couple of students wrote about their day.

“Our first activity was nipper boards. We grabbed our boards and paddled out. The instructors told us when you choose a wave, to kick, slide forward and hold on to the back grips. It was GREAT fun. I learned on this activity was how to use a nipper board.” – Brianna.

“Another activity was CPR. We learned a little bit about how to do CPR.  You have to push down on the chest thirty times and do two breaths, with a baby you use two fingers to press down. We did that three times and then moved on to our next activity. What I learned is how to do CPR.” – Rachel.

Fortunately, the sky was blue and the rain had passed. We learned a lot, had fun and also shared some laughs and new experiences together. Thank you to Pastor Joc, Donna Andrews, Belinda McWilliam and our parent helpers who got so involved and made it such a special day.

Leath Ramsay, Year 5 Team Leader

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