Ingenia Holiday Parks Beach to Bush 2023
Since 1994, NSW surf lifesavers have been visiting schools in rural and remote areas in regional NSW to educate primary school students about beach, coastal and water safety. The 2023 program was held from 6th to 24th November.
Volunteer NSW surf lifesavers travelled over 20,000kms to meet students in rural NSW schools
In 2023 we celebrated 30 years of this iconic program. Volunteer lifesavers met over 11,000 students as they travelled through rural NSW, continuing the tradition of making make a lasting impact on students and their families when they visit the coastline and waterways.
Students attending the program learnt about the role of surf lifesavers, why they should always swim between the red and yellow flags, how to spot a rip current, what to do if they get into trouble at the beach and the different types of marine life along the coast. Lifesavers also discuss the hazards of inland waterways with students.
This years presentation was absolutely perfect for our students K-6. The messages were clear and the understanding was evident. The students were able to recall and discuss so much of the content covered.
Thank you so much. This is such as important program for our bush kids.
RURAL SCHOOL TEACHER
In 1994, Robert "Chalkie Bob" Smith was one of the first Beach to Bush presenters. 30 years later, he was back on the road with his family coming along for the ride.
Thank you for coming to our school and teaching us how to stay safe in the water. You guys were the highlight of our day and gave us great tips in a fun and interesting way.
B2B 2023 STUDENT
ON TOUR WITH B2B 2023!
The 2024 Ingenia Holiday Parks Beach to Bush program is also proudly supported by the NSW Government in association with Your local club.
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