This term, pupils have learned the “Float to Live” technique as advised by the RNLI.
When someone finds themselves in water unexpectedly, one of the key dangers is ‘Cold Water Shock’. At this time, a person experiences uncontrolled breathing and, combined with panic and splashing, can lead to inhalation of water and fatigue.
By floating in a starfish shape, with head tilted back, so that the ears are covered, your body is able to acclimatise and regulate, at this point you can shout for help.
Our pupils demonstrated real resilience when learning something new while venturing outside their comfort zone.
The video link shows more from the RNLI. RNLI video