Water Safety Assembly with Royal Life Saving Society UK

Water Safety Assembly with Royal Life Saving Society UK

Learning to be safe near water is an important part of a child’s education. The risk of accidental drowning is particularly high during warmer weather and the school holidays, so last week we had a special assembly to learn how to stay safe whether we are in, on or beside water this summer. We played “Spot the dangers!” with Mr Elliot. Water may look safe but it could be hazardous. We learn to spot and keep away from dangers. You may swim well in a warm indoor pool, but that does not mean that you will be able to swim as well in cold water or in the sea. The dangers of water include:
•it is very cold
•there may be hidden currents
•it can be difficult to get out (steep slimy banks)
•it can be deep
•there may be hidden rubbish, e.g. shopping trolleys, broken glass
•there are no lifeguards
•it is difficult to estimate depth
•it may be polluted and may make you ill
The pupils learnt the different beach flags thanks to the Royal Life Saving Society and their amazing organization.
And now our children know both emergency numbers: 999 and 112 ( This operates exactly the same as 999 and directs you to exactly the same emergency call centre. The important thing about 112 is that it will work on a mobile phone anywhere in the world. So on your next foreign holiday, you don’t need to make a note of the emergency number for the country you visit; you just need 112. Incidentally, a EU requirement is that emergency call centres must provide a translations service).

Middleton Primary is the Nottingham LTA ‘School of the Year’

Middleton Primary is the Nottingham LTA ‘School of the Year’

On Friday, 10 February Middleton Primary was awarded the ‘School of the Year’ from the Nottinghamshire Lawn Tennis Association. The Judges declared that ‘overall Middleton is the perfect proactive school taking every opportunity to provide their pupils with the opportunity to play tennis.
Mrs Reed collected the Award on behalf of the school.