Puddle Ducks pyjama party teaches water safety skills

PUBLISHED: 16:00 12 July 2015

Our Pool, Yeo Wood  Farm, Wrington, Puddle Ducks drowning prevention classes  for 3-4 year olds.

Our Pool, Yeo Wood Farm, Wrington, Puddle Ducks drowning prevention classes for 3-4 year olds.

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Children jumped into the water in their pyjamas to support a national campaign to prevent drowning.

Puddle Ducks swimming company, which runs classes across North Somerset, held special classes to stress the importance of staying safe near water.

The drowning prevention week campaign is run by The Royal Life Saving Society UK and children and their parents took part in pyjama parties to learn invaluable life-saving and water safety skills.

Sarah Peacock, from Puddle Ducks, said: “About 400 people needlessly drown in the UK every year and thousands more suffer injury, some life-changing, through near-drowning experiences.

“Drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death of children in the UK.

“We want to do everything we can to ensure our children stay safe whenever they are near water and teach them that. Although water is a lot of fun, this fun can very soon turn to tragedy if they don’t recognise the dangers.”

Being in the pool in clothes helps children to realise how it could feel if they accidentally fell into some water and the sessions teach children how to cope in the situation.

Puddle Ducks’ classes are held at pools in Wrington, Congresbury and Redhill.

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