Did you know that the Blacktown region has the highest number of non-fatal drownings in the State? That’s why Seven Hills RSL places huge importance on educating our community about Water Safety in partnership with Royal Life Saving Society – Australia.
Today, one of our directors, Bill North, was thankful for the opportunity to see the Preschool Water Safety Project we funded in action at First Grammar Seven Hills saying, “It was great to see Water Safety principles communicated to the preschoolers in an engaging way through story telling, songs and movement. Seven Hills RSL hopes this interactive and educational program teaches the kids vital water safety skills to increase their awareness of the dangers associated with familiar aquatic environments.”
The Royal Life Saving NSW Preschool Water Safety Project has been developed in response to the unacceptably high number of children under the age of 5 losing their life to drowning in preventable circumstances.
With backyard swimming pools being the leading location for drowning of young children, this initiative specifically aims to educate children (aged 3-5) about the dangers associated with backyard swimming pools and enhance a child’s ability to keep themselves safe.