Surf fun day teaches valuable lessons

Gosford East Public-School students have enjoyed some time at the beach as part of Surf Life Saving Central Coast’s (SLSCC) Surf Fun Day program.

The program teaches kids essential surf awareness and safety skills, while showing them how to enjoy the beach with confidence via participation in various beach and water activities.

The Stage Three teacher who helped to organise the day for children in stages three to six said the kids enjoyed every part of the experience.

“They loved it and said it was the best excursion ever,” she said.

“The kids had a great time.

“The people who ran it were so great, and it was very well organised.

“The day started off with some fitness activities on the beach, and then there was a range of obstacle courses.

“The kids were then taught some of the skills of rescuing people.

“Learning these skills is so essential for all kids living on the Central Coast.”

The Surf Fun Day program has been implemented into the curriculum of all Central Coast schools since 1999 and is run on the beaches of Terrigal, Toowoon Bay and Umina during Terms one and four.

Jacinta Counihan