The Secondary School Years
Reimagining how we engage, educate & empower our high school communities…
Secondary School Years (12-18 years)
MAKING SAFE CHOICES
- What skills and strategies can be used to manage challenging situations and seek help?
- What positive actions contribute to my own safety and the safety of those around me?
- Why are connection, inclusion and empowerment important for the health, safety and wellbeing of my own and the wider community?
- How do the attitudes and behaviours of my friends impact the safety and wellbeing of myself and my peer group?
- How does the use of alcohol and drugs impact my ability to keep myself and others safe?
- Why do young people choose to engage in positive and negative risk taking behaviour?
- How can I recognise potentially unsafe environments and situations and what strategies can I use to promote my own and others safety in a variety of real life situations?
Interested in having your club engage with the local secondary schools in your community? Try some of these...
- Reach out to a local school to plan a visit and have some of your clubs Lifesavers do a show and tell.
- Do a presentation on core FLAGS messages and key beach safety. (Get in touch with us for some resources - see below)
- Do a talk about the "day of a lifesaver" and all the duties and activities involved.
- Talk about some real scenarious and challenging Lifesaving related situations and how they were resolved.
- Provide the teacher with some resources prior to or following your visit. (See activity sheet resources below)
- Discuss risk taking behaviours and activities with the students and how these could impact their own safety and the safety of their friends. (see PBL worksheet for sample scenarios)
- Take a group of students to the beach - run some sand and/or water based nipper style activities. (download nipper activities document below)
- Do a Lifesaver and club equipment show and tell, allowing students to try on and hold various available equipment - role play how they are used.
- Do you have a safe rock platform at your beach? Take a group of students to explore the rock pools and marine creatures there. (Download rock pool explorer resource below)
- Not able to bring students to your beach? Run some nipper style activities at the school playground or a nearby park.
- Reach out to us! More resources coming for this group soon.