True or False

Take the quiz to see how much you know about cold water shock, accidental drowning statistics and beach flags.

RNLI True Or False activity slides
  • 15 minutes
  • Required: display equipment
  • Required: speakers
  • Optional: printer
  • Stop and think
  • Stay together
  • RNLI engagement and awareness

A short activity using a true or false quiz to test students on key stats, while teaching them about beach flags.

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Once they’ve done the quiz, there’s a video to watch on cold water shock that shows students how to react if they find themselves in cold water unexpectedly.

There’s also a matching task to teach the pupils about what different flags mean on lifeguarded beaches.

If your school has a voting system facility, you may wish to use it for this activity.

Curriculum links: 

  • England KS3, PSHE Health & Wellbeing
  • Northern Ireland KS3, LLW, Personal Development
  • Republic of Ireland SPHE, Personal Safety
  • Scotland Third & Forth Level, PSE / HWB
  • Wales KS3, Health and emotional 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.

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