We are fortunate to live in a lovely part of the country, however we need to be mindful that there are a number of potential dangers for our children within the local area. One of these is the nearby canal. With that in mind, please see below for some resources that you may wish to go through with your child.
Canals and rivers are beautiful places to enjoy the great outdoors. But, being over 200 years old, they were not built with safety in mind and sometimes tragedies do happen. Canals and rivers might look inviting for a dip, especially when it’s warm and sunny, but there are lots of hidden dangers. Swimming in them is never safe without the proper equipment. Children are often aware of the dangers at sea but less aware of the dangers inland.
Spot the Dangers
Can your child spot the dangers in the picture below? Use it to provoke discussion about water safety.
Interactive Online Games
The Canal River Trust has a selection of online games for children to play in order to highlight potential dangers. Click the link below to access their resources: