Pupils get beach in­struc­tion

Matamata Chronicle - - Rural Delivery -

Sum­mer-smart: Wairere School pupils dropped into Omanu Surf Club last Mon­day for a sun, surf and safety day. Prin­ci­pal Judi Buck­ley said the aim was to pro­vide the chil­dren with life­long skills to use in and around the beach. ‘‘ We have sev­eral beaches within easy reach of our area, even though they are not on our im­me­di­ate doorstep,’’ she said. ‘‘It is im­por­tant that we give our stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to visit these places so that they have some un­der­stand­ing of why it is im­por­tant to swim be­tween the flags and how to recog­nise a rip.’’ The day in­cluded dis­cus­sion, sand games and a con­trolled swim in the surf.

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