In a bid to ensure families know how to keep themselves and others safe, we’re encouraging schools and community groups to take advantage of the FREE downloadable water safety resources.

Fatal and devastating drowning incidents typically increase as children come into their later teens, especially in males. It is also a time for young people to look for adventure and so learning how to enjoy the water safety provides confidence, resilience and opens up more opportunities.

Our hugely popular ‘Drowning It's Up To You’ click and play resource has been designed to be engaging and easy to deliver in any setting. It can be delivered in a large assembly, in a classroom or youth group.


Download the video for yourself 

Class activities

In addition to the click-and-play resource we have created engaging lesson plans and learning materials to study water safety in more depth

Secondary School Lesson Plans & Resources Booklet

Coastal and Beach Water Sites

Inland Water Sites

Introduction to Drowning and Cold Water

Witness Report Student Version

Orienteering Hazard Hunt - Hazard Cards

Orienteering Hazard Hunt - Answer Sheet

Practical Water Safety

As the UK’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education, RLSS UK has produced an award that sets out a national standard for water safety. Everyone should have fun and be able to enjoy the water.

RLSS UK created the Water Smart Award to establish an essential skill-based programme, that as experts we consider everyone in the UK & Ireland should achieve to ensure safety and competence around water, which ultimately supports our ambition to prevent drownings.

Find out more about the Water Smart Award