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West Exe School Sports Leaders undertake Water Safety Training

Students from West Exe School, part of the Ted Wragg Trust,have taken part in a water safety training course this month, as have young people from Lipson Academy and Honiton Community College, which are also part of the Ted Wragg family of schools.

Four Year 9 Sports Leaders from West Exe undertook the water safety training course and they are now ready to deliver their first Water Safety session to the rest of the Sport Leaders team later this term. 

The students took part in the training by Surf Life Saving GB, a Search and Rescue charity with over 9,500 members who help to make our beaches safer and more enjoyable places for everyone.

There are Surf Life Saving GB clubs nationwide which train people aged from five years upwards in search and rescue, beach education, lifesaving, and fitness skills, helping to create fitter and safer communities by the sea.

Julie Fossey, Headteacher at West Exe School said:

“I am so pleased that our students have undertaken this water safety training and I want to say a big thank you to Surf Life Saving GB for running the session.  It’s so important for young people to be educated on how to interact with the sea safely so they can enjoy everything it has to offer and it’s brilliant that the students will now be passing this vital info on to their peers.”


Moira Marder, CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust said:

“Everyone at the trust is delighted that students from several of our schools have now taken part in this workshop with Surf Life Saving GB.  We are blessed to be surrounded by beautiful coastline in Devon and I want our young people to be able to enjoy it safely and sensibly.”

Published 22/11/2023