AN EVENING was held by Droitwich Lifesaving Club to celebrate the achievements of its members and to toast the organisation becoming the first of its kind in Herefordshire and Worcestershire to achieve the prestigious ClubMark accolade.
Members, parents and teachers all went along to the event where the ClubMark certificate was presented to two of the senior group members Carl Ridsdale and Thomas Hodgson by local councillor Richard Morris. He also handed out a host of other awards, including the RLSS Beach certificates achieved in Barry Island and RLSS Survive and Save accolades.
The club’s members work hard all year round to achieve different Royal Lifesaving Society qualifications, which include exams in beach and lake situations and three exams in the pool. These assessments test their ability to rescue casualties and use their initiative as well as stretching them physically.
Chairperson Rhian Hughes and the rest of the committee and teachers were congratulated for their hard work and perseverance in achieving such a high standard.
Stuart Cooper from Stroke Association West Midlands gave an informative talk to members of all ages, along with parents.
His speech included how to recognise the symptoms of a stroke, how to help stroke victims and how to prevent them. He also sppoke about the work carried out by The Stroke Association to help people get their lives back on track after a stroke.
After the formalities, there was a buffet and a fun swim for club members.
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There are four award areas to achieve, the Medallion Awards, the Beach Awards, the Stillwater Awards and the Sport Awards and you can choose to specialise in one area or learn a broader range of skills by completing multiple awards.
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Saturday 15th February 2014 - Lecture Theatre, Hindlip Police HQ
The development team from the RLSS will be holding a regional club workshop. 1-5pm at the Lecture Theatre, West Mercia Police Headquarters, Hindlip Lane, Worcester.
The workshops are in support of the great work that our Lifesaving Instructors and Tutors are doing in the delivery of the lifesaving awards, we are running a range of free support and development workshops to take place in 2014.
The workshops will be available to all Instructors and will focus on the delivery of the Survive & Save Programme, although a wide range of club related topics will also be covered.
The workshops will provide the opportunity to come together with other RLSS UK Instructors and staff to receive relevant information and new resources, and to discuss the issues that are important to YOU!
The event will be dry based and will last 5 hours, with most events being run between 1pm and 5pm.
You are encouraged to book early as there are limited for spaces. You are also asked that you encourage other Instructors (including Assistant and Rookie Instructors) and club committee members in your local area to attend.
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Drowning Prevention Week
21 – 29 June 2014
Drowning Prevention Week, is a national campaign run by the Royal Life Saving Society UK to promote water safety messages and help reduce incidents of drowning.
More than 400 people drown in the UK each year, and thousands suffer near-drowning experiences. Shockingly drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death in children in the UK.
Drowning Prevention Week encourages schools, clubs, leisure centres and communities to come up with new and exciting ways to show people how they can have fun and stay safe around water.
The campaign also aims to raise money for the charity’s drowning prevention programmes, including supporting families who have been affected by drowning or near drowning.
Although our targeted week of activity is over for another year, our work doesn’t stop there. We’ll continue to promote water safety throughout the year, using the resources we’ve created through Drowning Prevention Week, as well as introduce more resources for targeted groups.
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Well done to Jake and Craig for organising the Christmas Meal!