Drowning Prevention Week, the national campaign run by the Royal Life Saving Society UK, aims to reduce the number of drowning and near drowning incidents that occur in the UK every year, by showing people how to be safe near water.
Around 400 people needlessly drown in the UK every year and thousands more suffer injury, some life changing, through near-drowning experiences. Putting this into context, one person dies every 20 hours in the UK and drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death of children in the UK.
Drowning Prevention Week, running this year from 20 to 28 June 2015, encourages schools, clubs, leisure centres and communities to come up with new and exciting ways to show people how they can have fun and stay safe around water. RLSS UK have produced a host of free resources to help teach water safety which you can find on these pages.
The campaign also aims to raise money for the charity’s drowning prevention programmes.
The packs accommodate 250 people and you can order either a school, leisure or community pack, depending on your needs.
Each pack contains a disc with all our downloadable resources on it. In addition the packs contain stickers, magnets, colouring in sheets, posters and leaflets. The packs are in themselves free but there is a slight charge to cover postage and packaging.