Summer safety: Including water and sun safety

Image: Beach patrol by Dave Young on Flickr

Knowledge of water and sun safety is important for children to know in a country where outdoor activities are so popular in summer. Here are some digital resources to support this topic.SCIS 1525200

See also Safety, Seasons - Summer


FindaBeach.co.nz

Beach safety tips, beach education and general information on surf life saving in New Zealand.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

www.findabeach.co.nz/besafe/


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers use the search term summer safety.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
manyanswers.co.nz/


Safe in the Sun

As New Zealand has one of the strongest levels of ultraviolet radiation or (UV). Contains information on how to be safe in the New Zealand sun while having fun.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
http://sunsmart.org.nz/


Sun Safety

Sun safety information from the American Cancer Society. It includes facts, and prevention advice on skin cancer.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.cancer.org/healthy/besafeinthesun/index


Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Beach safety tips, beach education (including school resources), and general information on surf life saving in New Zealand.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.surflifesaving.org.nz/education/


Water Safety NZ

This site has been developed to provide essential information all New Zealanders need for a safe time in and out of the water.  It includes WaterWise learning programmes for schools. There is also a Māori Water Safety page on this site.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.watersafety.org.nz/directory/index.aspx


Books

Have you thought about of fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Beach bag boogie by Lindsay Wood, 2011 (picture book)
The deep end by Sally Rippin, 2012 (junior fiction)
Diary of a super swimmer by Shamini Flint, 2014 (junior fiction)

Video

Sun Safety ABC’s with Dr Turtle. Youtube. 5.20
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2WTTI5knag