Be River Safe Toolbox

The tool-box contains a range of material that can be used by teachers, leaders or instructors to build  learning programmes that meet the identified needs of their learners.

The Be RiverSafe tool-box is a mixture of information and suggested activities designed to:

  • provide knowledge and/or
  • encourage and enhance skill development and/or
  • assist in developing river safe attitudes and behaviours.

Each section of the tool-box has:

  • information for Teachers and Leaders
  • Fact Sheets
  • Activities for learners

River features

Notes for Teachers or Leaders – River Features

Factsheets – River Features

Activities – Recognising river features

Crossing rivers

Notes for Teachers or Leaders – Crossing Rivers

Factsheets – River Crossing

Factsheet – Planning a trip

Activities – River Crossings

Supervision at swimming holes and near rivers

Notes for Teachers and Leaders – Supervision at rivers

Factsheet – Supervision at swimming holes and near rivers

Survival swimming

Notes for Teachers and Leaders – Survival Swimming

Factsheet – Survival swimming

Activities – Survival Swimming

Notes for Teachers and Leaders – Strainer Danger

Activities – Strainer Danger

Feeling the force of water in a swimming pool

Notes for Teachers and Leaders – The Force of Water

Activities – The Force of Water

River Safety Education for pools

Swimming in a river

Notes for Teachers and Leaders – Swimming in a River

Factsheets – Swimming in a River

Factsheet – Stop and think before you enter the water

Factsheet – Supervision at swimming holes and near rivers

Factsheet – Planning a trip

Activities – Swimming in Rivers

Activity – Jumping and diving in a river

Planning a trip

Notes for Teachers and Leaders – Planning a trip

Factsheet – Planning a trip

Peer pressure to participate in river-based activities

Notes for Teachers and Leaders – Peer Pressure

Activities – Peer pressure

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