Singleton High School's annual Lifesaving Program in progress: PHOTOS

Ensuring their youngest students have the skills to swim and survive is a long-standing tradition at Singleton High School (SHS).

Every year the PDHPE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education) Faculty facilitate the three-day mandatory Lifesaving Program designed to teach essential foundation skills in swimming, water safety, personal survival and basic rescue. 

The inclusive program runs in a safe, fun and positive environment where students are able to develop their confidence in and around water.

This year the school’s Year 9 PASS (Physical Activity and Sports Studies) and Year 11 SLR (Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation) students have been trained in delivering the program which began on Tuesday.

These students are working with teachers to ensure the Year 7 students attain their swim and survive certificates.

Supervising teacher, Blaise Edgtton, says in the process they are also working towards their Bronze Star and Cross.

About 140 Year 7 students were in, and around, the outdoor pool at the Gym&Swim on Wednesday when The Argus took a look at how the valuable program runs.