Water Safety Case Studies

CfE Experiences and Outcomes

I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others and to reduce the potential for harm when possible. HWB 2-16a.

I know and can demonstrate how to keep myself and others safe and how to respond in a range of emergency situations. HWB 2-17a.

1. Connecting the Learning - Remind the class about their water safety knowledge, in particular the different scenarios where people might get into trouble on or near water. Explain that in this lesson they are going to hear about some real cases when people were in real danger in rivers or lochs.
2. Sharing the Learning Outcomes-

• I can spot the safety messages when learning about real cases of danger in water
3. Active Learning - Use the ‘Case Study’ activity to display Case Study 1, then Case Study 2, a newspaper story with the headline, ‘Fire Fighter pulls boy from River Isla’. Alternatively the case study could be downloaded and copies printed for the class to read. After the children have read the case study there are a few discussion questions for both articles. These can be downloaded as individual question cards for groups to discuss or the class could talk about the questions as they are displayed on the interactive whiteboard.
4. Demonstrating Understanding - Display the second case study and invite questions and discussion about the events. As an extension activity the children could rewrite Case Study 1 but this time with a happier outcome.
5. Review and Recall - Having listened to the real case studies ask the children if they have changed the way they think about water safety. If so in what way? Can they explain the safety messages from these two news stories?
Homework Task - Ask the class to look out for any water safety news stories in the media or research some in the recent past.
  Resources needed:
Downloadable text of the 2 case studies.
Question cards for Case Study 1 (with answers on back or able to be folded)
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