Lifeguards

After the summer concert we were all very tired, but then Miss Irwin told us she was going to train us to be Lifeguards!

She said by the end of the week we were going to have an exam and we would be tested on our life saving skills, first aid and water safety knowledge. We didn’t really know what she was talking about but she said it would help us to save peoples lives and we thought that was very exciting!

On Wednesday we learnt the water safety flags. Then we learnt the water safety signs. Even though we may not be able to read all the words with the signs we all know what the pictures tell us. We learnt a warning sign was a triangle.

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We learnt how to save people when they have fallen in a river, canal, swimming pool, pond or mere. We learnt how to do it by keeping ourselves safe by not going in the water, but by using clothes, footballs, floats, sticks and branches.

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Then we learnt the recovery position. We had to learn how to put people in a safe position if they weren’t moving or breathing.. We had to check the breathing, then move their arm and knee, so we could pull them over so they were safe. The we had to tilt their heads back so they could breath.

It may look as though we are having an nap, but we are actually learning the recovery position!

 

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On Friday we had our exam in the morning and luckily we had some extra helpers- Mrs Reeves, Mrs Bacon and Mrs Dawson to be saved or put in the recovery position. Thank you mummies for helping us. We all passed our exam and received our certificate in celebration assembly. Miss Irwin was extremely proud of us all. 🙂

Hopefully we can remember this for the future if we ever need it.

 

 

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