The new partnership will provide every primary school in England with resources to help teach the next generation of explorers how to stay safe in the water.
This week, primary schools will receive a resource pack with helpful teaching tools and information about water safety. The toolkit has been designed to complement the work schools already do as part of the national curriculum, and will help to ensure every child starts the summer holidays with the right knowledge and skills to stay safe in the water.
The initiative is part of the wider Swim Safe programme which provides free outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for young people aged between 7 and 14.
Swim England CEO Jane Nickerson, said: “Ensuring our young people know how to keep themselves safe in the water is vitally important.
“Our annual Swim Safe school sessions give thousands of young people the opportunity to learn about water safety, but not all schools are able to take part in these practical sessions.
“It is fantastic that through our partnership with Norton we are able to provide all primary schools with these new water safety resources and help ensure all children learns these vital skills.”
Nick Shaw, Vice President, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec, commented: “With the summer holidays fast approaching it is important that parents are equipped to keep children safe. From surfing online to surfing the waves, children get up to all sorts in summer, which is why we have partnered with Swim England and Swim Safe.”
- Primary schools in England will receive their resource packs before the end of April. The resources are also available to download here.
- Schools are also being encouraged to sign up to take part in a free, practical Swim Safe session at one of 15 sites across the UK. Click here to see the locations.