Timmy's Gone Fishing

Early Childhood & Primary Program

Educating children and families

This brand-new program is created to support early learning and awareness of safety in and around water spaces utilised for recreational fishing. The focus will be around the safe exploration of rock platforms and equipment we use to catch fish and keep ourselves safe. The program utilises the story of Timmy who is out on a fishing trip with his family for the first time. Every child will receive a information and activity pack to take home to their family.

What will your students discover?

  • Preparing for a safe day by the water
  • Exploring rock pools safely
  • Types of animals that live on a rock platform
  • Equipment that can help keep us safe
  • Sun safety
  • People that can help us
  • How shoes and clothes can keep us safe
  • Looking for signs
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Things that keep us safe

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Exploring Safely

Young boy and girl standing looking out to sea

Being safe around water

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