For elementary school students, safety when playing in, on and around water is literally of vital importance. KNRM (Search and Rescue Lifeboats Society) and Reddingsbrigade Nederland (Lifeguard Rescue Team) aim to teach children on how they can improve on their own safety (and that of others). For that purpose, DST developed a versatile teaching package for grades 7 and 8 in collaboration with primary school teachers.
Reflects the knowledge, attitude and behaviour.
Thinking about what you know and do yourself
In Water Safety, the students’ own knowledge, attitude and behaviour play a decisive role. With (online) games, testimonials from rescuers and victims, picture puzzles, a student booklet and video clips, students are encouraged to think about what they know themselves, how they behave and what they do. The teacher gets a clear manual with lesson plans, leads and background information, in which the embedded material is also established in the curriculum. Through the main website, Water Safety is also accessible for the digital whiteboard.
Also guest lectures
KNRM and Reddingsbrigade Nederland included the teaching materials in their educational programme, which also provides for guest lectures by volunteers and excursions. On request, the teaching materials are available free of charge for primary school teachers, so that each school will be able to spend time on this important subject.