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Increase curriculum content about water safety as part of swimming lessons

Submitted by Rebecca Ramsay BEM on Monday 22nd February 2021

Published on Tuesday 9th March 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 9th September 2021

Current Signatures: 6,516
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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10 years ~ Children ~ country ~ Dylan ~ Ensure ~ Government ~ INCREASE ~ Innocent ~ It ~ Lockdown ~ National Curriculum ~ Schools ~ SHOCK ~ Shocking ~ The Government ~ The National ~ Walker

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Increase curriculum content about water safety as part of swimming lessons

Petition Details

As a country we see many water-related fatalities every year. We see many more call outs to water related incidents. Throughout lockdown year our coastguards were tasked to almost double the call outs than in the previous year. Our children NEED to learn about Cold water shock & rip currents.

Additional Information

I've been a water safety campaigner for nearly 10 years. In 2011 my 1st born son went for what he thought was an innocent swim, sadly it cost him his life.

Life's never been the same.

Many people lose their lives due to a slip, trip or fall. Runners, walkers & cyclists are all high-risk categories where drownings are concerned.

I've tried & failed many times to get water safety on the national curriculum.

The Government should review and enhance curriculum content on water safety, so schools are required to ensure that all children know about and know how to deal with issues such as cold water shock and rip currents.

It will soon be the 10-year anniversary of Dylan’s death. I never want you to feel the pain I do.

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