Pupils get beach instruction
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.