Water Safety From Home

Free teaching resources to educate your children on water safety

Child learning in an RNLI presentation

Photo: RNLI/Harrison Bates

Looking for a way of educating and entertaining young people during these challenging times, while at the same time teaching fundamental water safety skills? Want to build in time to prepare your young people with beach and water safety skills ahead of the summer? Then why not take advantage of our free water safety teaching activities, that are available to you now and throughout the summer term.

The materials have been designed to be fun and engaging, combining videos, problem-solving activities and guided discussions. Not only will they get children's brains working, the activities also pass on invaluable water safety advice. Something that will stay with children and help them safely enjoy the beach and water for many years to come.

All the activities have been carefully put together by our Water Safety Team and have been specifically tailored for primary and secondary school aged children. You can access all the materials by using the links below:

Young boy in primary school class
Downloadable primary teaching pack
Free teaching materials to give primary aged children fundamental water safety skills, including a PDF lesson plan, poster and more
Download the pack
Students from Hopwood Hall College visit Blackpool RNLI
Downloadable secondary teaching pack
Free teaching materials to give secondary aged students fundamental water safety skills, including a PDF lesson plan, poster and more
Download the pack
Bird's eye view of a beach scene with sand, sea and visitors
Beach safety
This summer, there will not be as many lifeguards on patrol as usual. So it’s more important than ever that you know how to keep your children safe at the beach. If you can’t get to a lifeguarded beach, or just want to know how you can protect your loved ones, follow our beach safety advice.
Beach safety advice
Teacher with RNLI learning resources
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.
Watch the videos
Children using RNLI education resources in the classroom
Water safety resources
Teach young people how to be safe near and in the water – and what to do if anything ever goes wrong. Free downloadable learning resources for water safety workshops and more.
Find more resources