Water Awareness Flyer - WAMS

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Water Awareness Flyer - WAMS

On Tuesday, 29th November 2005, a Water Awareness Daywas held at Walgett Swimming Pool, which was aimed toeducate parents of children aged 0-4 years old on watersafety and sun smart activities.Posters advertising the event were placed around the town, aswell as advertising on local radio and invitations sent to 3pre-schools.Entry charges were covered by WAMS, as well as freesunscreen, hats and sunglasses from the AustralianCancer Council.Swimming instruction was availablefrom a local swimming coach and allwho attended were given free fruit,sandwiches and drinks.Invited guest, Levina Small,attended the day.Approximately 59 people attended theday, being 26 Adults (23 Aboriginaland 3 Non-Aboriginal) and 33 children(30 Aboriginal and 3 Non-Aboriginal).Parents and children were verypleased and grateful to be given a pairof sunglasses and hat.Santa arrived and every child wasgiven a small gift.


Although all parents were keen to learn aboutwater safety, not all of them would get in the pool.This could be attributed to the cooler weather.The Pre-Schools were unable to attend due toDOC’s regulations. Koolyangara Pre-SchoolCo-Ordinator, Sallyanne Yeoman, informed theCommunity Midwife over the phone that she felt itwas a great idea that children learn to swim andthat she would take the names of parents whowould like their children to receive swimminglessons and forward the names to WAMS.The following recommendations were made:• There is a need to look at other types of food to offerthe children.• Some out of water games could be organised forparents who do not wish to get into the pool, egslippery dip and cricket.Staff who contributed to makingthe day a success:Kylie GilmoreDeidre SampsonDebbie MundyAmy PurseRebecca WilliamsKelly RoweDubbo Secretariat Colour Copy Shop www.dubsec.com.au