Watch our Water Safety Wednesdays

If you’re a parent or teacher looking for ways to engage, educate and entertain your children at home, play our Water Safety videos – perfect for primary school-aged children.
Teacher with RNLI learning resources

The RNLI has come to the rescue once again! If you’re looking for content you can trust for home schooling, we can help. Here you can download videos of our Facebook Live event, and supporting water safety activities, made for 3–11 year olds. It’s broadcast every Wednesday at 10.15am on our RNLI Facebook page. 

Each week our water safety expert, Liam, explores different scenarios and, with the help of some friends, looks at why it is always important to stay safe near water. There are six sessions to support families, teachers and children at home at this time. Look out for more from Liam this summer!

Please remember to follow the Government's latest instructions. Your children can learn from these videos so that when they next visit beaches or open water, they'll be ready and stay safe.

Wednesday 6 May 2020

  • Water Safety Wednesdays - episode 6
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    Liam took us on a virtual trip to some amazing places to learn about the tide!
  • Download the resource
    Screenshot of a teaching resource
    Download our Risky Behaviour activity
  • Find more resources
    Illustrated certificate for water safety knowledge
    Additional resources for you and your children to explore

Wednesday 29 April 2020

  • RNLI Water Safety Wednesday's - Episode 5
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    • Video
    Liam told the incredible story of Grace Darling and what it means to be a charity volunteer.
  • Download the activity
    Screenshot of children's learning resource
    Download our creative writing activity – suitable for ages 3–7
  • Download the activity
    Screenshot of children's education resource
    Download our creative writing activity – suitable for ages 7–11
  • Screenshot of children's education resource
    Print off the Be Safe Have Fun poster and put it up on a wall at home
  • Download the activity
    Screenshot of children's education resource
    Learn more about Grace Darling

Wednesday 22 April 2020

  • Water Safety Wednesdays - Episode 4
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    • Video
    Liam explains when you should call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
  • Download the resource
    Screenshot of children's education resource
    Download our Emergency Instructions activity
  • Download the resource
    Screenshot of children's education resource
    Download our Real Life Rescue activity for younger children
  • Watch videos
    Screenshot from Youtube - An emotional reunion
    To discover our cool lifeboat videos, visit the RNLI YouTube channel

Wednesday 15 April 2020

  • Water Safety Wednesdays - Episode 3
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    • Video
    Learn with Liam: how to 'Float' if you get into trouble in the water.
  • Download the activity
    Cold water impact resource front sheet
    Download our Cold Water Impact resource

Wednesday 8 April 2020

  • RNLI Water Safety Wednesdays - Episode 2
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    Liam talks to you about how important it is to ‘Stay Together’ when on, in or near water.
  • Download the activity
    An image of rocks and deep water
    Download our Making Safe Choices activity
  • Discover Storm Force
    Find out more about Storm Force

Wednesday 1 April 2020

  • RNLI Water Safety Wednesdays - Episode 1
    • Video
    • Video
    Liam and friends explain why it’s important to ‘Stop and Think’ around water
  • Download the activity
    RNLI Spot the dangers at sea poster
    Download our Spot the Dangers poster
  • Download activity sheets
    Storm force activity pack week three preview
    Activity sheets and posters
    Discover the world of the RNLI and explore how to stay safe near the water with our free posters, activity sheets and line drawings to colour in.
    Download activity sheets
  • Watch on Youtube
    Watch our 80-second round-up of RNLI rescues from 2018
    Watch cool lifeboat videos