SURF Life Saving Australia and Telstra will soon see when some of the state’s finest surf lifesavers descend on classrooms across northern Victoria in a bid to teach vital water safety lessons to primary school students through interactive presentations which focus on educating them in following safety signs, swimming between the red and yellow flags and looking out for one another in the water.
All a part of the Telstra Beach to Bush program, students at Mooroopna North Primary School, Goulburn Valley Grammar School, St Mel’s Shepparton, Tatura Primary School and St Augustine’s College in Kyabram, are among those to become a part of the largest and most innovative surf safety education program in Australia, having already reached over 250,000 primary school students since it began in 2004.
With a long history of training and nurturing kids and surf lifesavers on beaches throughout the country, Telstra Beach to Bush ambassador and former World Ironwoman Champion, Naomi Flood, is proud to be supporting this year’s campaign.
“As Australians, we have a love of the water, be it at the beach, the pool or kicking back in a country dam.
“Telstra Beach to Bush is a Surf Life Saving initiative that ensures kids around the country are aware of how to stay safe and what to look out for when swimming so that we can all enjoy our time in the water,” Ms Flood said.
Parents and communities are encouraged to learn more about the Telstra Beach to Bush program and to discuss safety tips with their families by heading to www.telstrabeachtobush.com.au.