Surf Cadets

1st July 2018

In July, Year 6 children from all schools within ACE took part in Surf Cadet and Swim Safe activity days at Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes. The event was run and organised by St Agnes Surf Life Saving Club with support from the St Agnes RNLI station. During the event, pupils learnt a range of lifesaving skills and beach safety skills to help them recognise potential dangers around our coast and learn basic lifesaving skills should they ever need them. Pupils took part in a range of activities in the water, on the beach and in the classroom.

 

Pupils from St Columb Minor, St Columb Major and St Kew hit the beach on Thursday 12th July, followed by Beacon, Charlestown and Upton Cross the following day. Pupils from St Agnes ACE Academy attended the final session on Monday 16th July. All three days were a huge success with the coaches from the Surf Life Saving Club reporting that the children were fantastic. We were also pleased to see many of the staff put on their wetsuit and brave the activities in the sea! Even multiple Weever fish stings did not put our pupils off enjoying the day; on the first day seven of our pupils put on brave faces after they got stung, with one getting stung on both feet!

 

On the Friday, pupils from Beacon, Charlestown and Upton Cross witnessed the Life Boat being launched and taking part in a real rescue to help two kayakers who had fallen into the water and were unable to get back onto their kayaks.

 

Well done to all those pupils who took part in the activities and have learnt new skills to help make our beaches safer for all.