We know that lots of our Clubs have been busy over the last few weeks, ensuring their skills are up to date; keeping in contact and planning for the future. We spoke to Wells Life Saving Club to who have been very active to see if what they have been up to: 

Wells Life Saving Club have met via Skype practically every Sunday evening during lockdown with up to 17 members joining any one of the sessions.  The youngest member engaged is 9, but there is also a number of adult members.  Additionally, there was a series of Thursday sessions for those interested in becoming Assistant Instructors.

Some sessions have been more productive than others.  The favourite was the one where we wrote a first aid scenario and members had to go round the house to find things to treat the injury.  Marks were awarded for pieces of suitable of equipment assembled. 

We’ve also:
-  Completed the theory section of the Assistant Instructor Course with three members
-  used the theory elements of the Water Smart Award (an excellent resource)
-  organised a Rookie Festival – a little more work to complete the Young Leaders Award required
-  become experts in the phonetic alphabet as we’ve worked through the Rookie Communication Award (useful for our OWLs!)
-  completed lots of quizzes
-  and designed a new club logo!

Outside of club sessions homework has been completed with ten members who are working their way through NPLQ online training, and with others attempting a remote Timekeeping Course and the Rookie Water Safety Award.

It has been hard, but the ‘thank yous’ we have received and the ‘that was fun’ comments, have made the sessions worthwhile.

We can’t wait until we can meet again ‘properly’ and sort out the finishing touches to a plethora of lifesaving awards. 

Wells Lifesaving Club