Dear Parents and Carers,
In light of the terrible news that three children have lost their lives due to falling into icy water, on Babbs Mill Lake in Solihull, we thought you would be grateful for some useful advice around keeping safe this winter near open water. Please find attached some really informative websites and some useful leaflets and activities to help you communicate to your children how important it is to keep away from the waters edge in order to keep safe.
Please feel reassured that we will be discussing winter water safety with the children in class this week.
Royal Life Saving Society Website - General information of winter water safety
Royal Life Saving Society: Why are so many school children lacking essential water safety knowledge?
Canal and River Trust Website - Water safety tips for parents and carers
Canal and River Trust - Spot the hazards - activity to help understand the hazards that open water, particularly in winter, presents