Puddle was very honoured to be invited to Yorston Lodge Prep School, to deliver Water Safety Talks to their Primary KS1 and KS2 classes recently. We love to visit local schools delivering these talks and having not been able to do so over the last year, it was wonderful to be out and about again!
Water Safety is something we are hugely passionate about at Puddle Ducks. All of our classes have a water safety element to them every week. We also run regular Pyjama Weeks, giving all our swimmers a regular session where the babies/children are exposed to what it might feel like to be in the water with their clothes on. We do not positively encourage our swimmers to jump into the water whenever they can fully clothed – quite the opposite – but we can provide them with the opportunity to see how it would feel to be in the water, following an accidental submersion/fall into water, showing them that they can still swim, practice turning etc.
The boys and girls at Yorston Lodge Prep School were absolutely brilliant at spotting the dangers in the water, and thoroughly engaged throughout, and of course they loved Puddle the Duck!