St Joseph's beach safety day

Last updated 05:00 12/02/2013
tdn board stand
Olly Spicer, 10, on a boogy board at a St Joseph's Primary beach safety day at Fitzroy Beach.

Relevant offers

Pupils from St Joseph's school swapped blackboards for boogie-boards yesterday.

A group of 60 children from the New Plymouth school took part in a beach safety day at Fitzroy Beach.

Principal Mike Dowd said it was planned for all 250 pupils to go through the programme in the next four days.

He said New Zealand had a long coastline and it was vital people had the skills necessary to look after themselves.

The morning was spent working on theory, including how to identify rips, waves, sun safety, life guards and the importance of swimming between the flags, while in the afternoon the kids got to take to the water putting into practice what they had learnt.

Olly Spicer, 10, said it was important people knew how to identify a rip.

"So you don't get caught in a rip and go out to sea."

Ad Feedback

- Taranaki Daily News

Special offers
Opinion poll

What do you think of NZC's decision not to host T20 at Pukekura Park?

Typical. Always overlooked in favour of the big smoke

Just shows what a waste of time paying for those nets was

Gutted. T20 at the Park is a new summer tradition

Good call. NZC's got to pay those bills

Pleased. T20 is a bastardized version of the game. Bring on the one-dayers

I hate cricket. Watching grass grow is preferable

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Follow the Taranaki Daily News on Twitter

Get Taranaki's frequent news and sport updates

TDN North Taranaki Midweek

The North Taranaki Midweek's online

Get your mid week news fix

TDN South Taranaki Star

South Taranaki Star online

Get your South Taranaki news online