Drowning Prevention Week 18th – 25th June 2022

Drowning Prevention Week 18th – 25th June 2022

The Royal Life Saving Society’s (RLSS) Drowning Prevention Week takes place from 18th – 25th June and is one of the largest water safety campaigns in the UK. It aims to raise awareness of water safety ahead of summer, when the risk to the public through accidental drowning increases significantly.

On the 22nd June Yorkshire Water will be running a number of virtual sessions to advise students of the dangers open water poses, such as cold water shock, hidden undercurrents and operational machinery. Information will be provided to children about how they can keep themselves and their friends safe and what to do in an emergency situation.

The virtual sessions offered are specifically tailored to different age groups from Early Years to KS4, and will be delivered via Microsoft Teams Live by Yorkshire Water Education Advisors. The sessions last approximately 30 minutes, and will take place at the following times:

  • 9am – Early Years
  • 9.45am – KS1
  • 11.15am – KS2
  • 1.15pm – KS2
  • 2.15pm – KS3 & 4 (delivered in partnership with the RNLI and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service)

To book your place please click here

You can also visit the RLSS UK website, to find more information about Drowning Prevention Week and download free water safety education resources.

If you are unable to join any of the sessions taking place on the 22nd June Yorkshire Water are offering some more water safety sessions on the 6th July for Key Stages 1 and 2 and on the 7th July for Key Stages 3 and 4. Click here to find out more and book your place.

If you have any questions or queries about these sessions please contact Yorkshire Water at education@yorkshirewater.co.uk

Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership