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Water Safety School Resources

As part of Scotland’s Drowning Prevention Strategy, Water Safety Scotland aims to drive a generational change in water safety education and enjoyment in and around the water, with a key focus on promoting the Water Safety Scotland Code.

Recognising the pivotal role of education, we are supporting all practitioners to further develop children’s and young people’s understanding and awareness of the dangers of open water, enabling them to safely participate in water-based activities.

Please view and use the resources listed below:

water safety code poster
Water safety code poster for progression pathway


  • Full Progression Pathway
  • Early Level
  • First Level
  • First Level [extension activities]
  • Second Level
  • Third & Fourth Level
  • Senior Phase

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Early Level







Second Level



Third/Fourth Level


  • Workshop
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Senior Phase

Alcohol and Water Safety


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Full Progression Pathway




Early Level


Draw A Water picture activity

Colouring In activity



1st Level

Lesson Plan

Lesson (.ppt)



1st Level [Extension Activities]

Word search

Spot the difference

Spot the difference (answers)




2nd Level

Second Level Lesson Plan

Activity Print Outs

Water Safety Quiz

Water Safety Signage Activity




Third/Fourth Level

Summary And Background

Lesson Download



Senior Phase

Lesson Plan

Scenario Cards

Lesson Download

Alcohol Workshop - Lesson Plan

Alcohol Workshop



If you want to use these resources in Gaelic, please download the resources from this link

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