RNLI Water Safety Passport 1

Be safe and have fun around water – collect virtual stamps as you learn.
A slide from the safety passport workshop
  • 30 minutes
  • Optional: display equipment
  • Optional: speakers
  • Stop and think
  • Stay together
  • Float
  • Call 999 / 112

The RNLI Water Safety Passport teaches children four key lessons:

  1. Stop and think.
  2. Stay together.
  3. Float.
  4. Call 999 or 112.

As each activity is completed, a new stamp is earned. When all four are completed, certificates can be personalised for each child, printed out and sent home with children as a record of their achievement.

Tell me more

The main resource is the story ‘A day by the water’, in which children discover friends Choppy the cat and Ruff the dog – and hear about their misadventure at the park.

Curriculum links:

  • England EYFS, Physical Dev & KS1, PSHE Health & Wellbeing, Living in the Wider World
  • Northern Foundation & KS1, PD&MU, Personal Understanding and Health
  • Republic of Ireland SPHE, Myself
  • Scotland Early & First Level, PSE/HWB
  • Wales EYFS & KS1, Personal and Social Development, Well-being
Play this video to help share our key water safety messages and bring the work of the RNLI to life for your young people.

What to do next

RNLI Water Safety Passport 1 certificate
Illustrated certificate for water safety knowledge
RNLI Water Safety Passport 1 certificate
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RNLI education presenter Jon Yabbesley with pupils at Pucklechurch Primary School in Bristol.
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Young children in a classroom learning about water safety from an RNLI lifeguard
Lower primary: age 3-7
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