Category: Beach & Water Safety

Shorething the RNLI beach website for children, teachers & parents

Shorething is divided into three sections

The Young Peoples Section contains

  • Grace Darling – The story Grace became famous for helping her father to rescue the survivors from the SS Forfarshire when the ship was driven by a storm onto Harcar rocks on 7th September 1838. Also includes Lesson plans & Interactive whiteboard activity
  • Safety at the beach – Beach risk safety game & beach volleyball game
  • Cool downloads – Spotters guide, Desktop toy, Wallpapers, Screensavers
  • Blue Peter – About the TV programme Blue Peter and its contribution to the RNLI
  • Games – Beach risk safety game, Train a lifeguard game, Build a lifeboat game, Decision making quiz, Boating safety game
  • The Teachers and Parents Section contains

  • Download lesson plans and whiteboard activities
  • Assessment by subject or activity
  • Fundraising
  • Orderable resources
  • Projects
  • Grace Darling
  • Literacy Activity (Wordplay)
  • The Volunteers section contains

    Information on finding out about joining the RNLI team of Education volunteers who communicate with young people about sea and beach safety and the work of the RNLI. With resources for Education volunteers.

    Find out more @ the Shorething website

    F L A G S – Beach Safety

    For a safe day at the beach

    Think F L A G S

    Find the Red and Yellow flags flags, and swim between them.

    Look at the safety signs.

    Ask a lifeguard for advice about where it’s safe to swim.

    Get a friend to swim with you.

    Stick your hand in the air and shout for help if in difficulty.

    Download F L A G S (Microsoft Word Document)icon-word-document


    Go to Beach Safety Flags to download to a computer and print out to colour in.

    Safety Around Water – Useful Video for Teachers In the Classroom Working with Children and Young People

    Cartoon video covering water safety in:

    • The sea
    • Swimming pools
    • Water around the home
    • Water and electricity

    Duration 9.27 minutes