And that's a wrap! Royal Life Saving NSW is pleased to have seen so many community members take part in water safety education programs throughout the year, highlighting the importance of CPR and water safety skills out in the community.
Largely funded by our dedicated club partners and organisations through Club Grants, almost 8,000 students, parents and community members attended either in-person or online programs held throughout the year.
The programs delivered this year included:
Parent and Toddler Water Safety Sessions,
Preschool Water Safety Session
Infants and Primary Water Safety Sessions (Stage 1 and Stage 2)
CPR Leadership sessions for Year 5 and 6 school leaders
Early Life CPR Parent sessions
Royal Life Saving Schools Coordinator, Erin Webster, received feedback from participants who were thankful that Royal Life Saving were able to modify sessions when COVID-19 restrictions hit.
“Schools and daycare centres we visit, whether it be in person or virtually, value and appreciate the life-saving information on water safety and CPR awareness that we provide.
"One particular school in the Willoughby LGA actively seeks out our CPR program for their students every year. At the end of last year, students and staff experienced the importance of CPR first-hand when a staff member's husband collapsed on school grounds. The event was a reminder that CPR skills are critical no matter your age or the setting,” said Mrs. Webster.
A special thanks to our amazing community educators, without them, we would not have been able to deliver 171 water safety and CPR awareness sessions for students, infants, and parents across 12 Local Government Areas (LGAs) within Sydney!
Head to our website for more information on our education programs: Community Education | Royal Life Saving | Castle Hill (drowningprevention.org.au)
A huge thank you to our funding bodies who helped us achieve the delivery of these programs:
Seven Hills-Toongabbie RSL, Drummoyne Sailing Club, Granville Diggers, Fairfield RSL, Moorebank Sports Club, Kemps Creek Sporting and Bowling Club, Penrith RSL, Chatswood RSL, Mounties / Triglav Mounties,
Magpies Waitara, Cabra-Vale Digger Club, Birrong Sports Club, Canley Heights RSL & Sporting Club, Earlwood Bardwell Park RSL (Clubgrants), Kingsgrove RSL, Burwood RSL, Club Five Dock RSL, St John's Park Bowling, Liverpool Catholic Club, North Ryde RSL, Club Cronulla, Campbelltown RSL, Briars at Greenlees,
Wenty Leagues Club, Castle Hill RSL, Canterbury Leagues Club, St George Masonic, and Club Merrylands Bowling.