Shiona is deaf and has had to adapt to the changes of the enviroment around her throughout her entire life. This was inspired by her, to show that deafness is not to be treated so much like a disbility, and to provoke a change of attitude and awareness towards people who are deaf.
Script based on Shiona McClafferty's essay on her hearing loss.
Filmed, Directed and Edited by Amy Urquhart.
Music credit to BenSound.com

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Rookie lifesaving

Entry Criteria

Physical

  • 5 years of age minimum
  • Swim 50m on front
  • Swim 50m on back
  • Proficient Breaststroke
  • Beginner diving from side

Psychological

  • Be part of a class
  • Swim in deep water
  • Participate without adult 1 - 1 assistance being required
  • Able to perform a basic piece of work on own

Aims

  • To learn water safety
  • To learn lifesaving skills
  • To learn rescues
  • To learn survival in the water
  • To learn life support

Exit Criteria

  • On completion of star grade 4

Curriculum

  • The water safety code
  • The HELP and HUDDLE positions
  • The Rookie action plan
  • Rescue skills
  • Mouth to mouth ventilation
  • First Aid
  • Working as a group

Swim Officers contact details:

To book a place on one of our swimming courses or for further details, please contact the Swim Officer at the facility you wish to use