Making a splash learning vital skills

Lynwood Senior High School Intensive English Centre students Nathalie Haddad, from Turkey, and Hien Tran, from Vietnam, take part in the program. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d396644
Lynwood Senior High School Intensive English Centre students Nathalie Haddad, from Turkey, and Hien Tran, from Vietnam, take part in the program. Picture: Marcelo Palacios d396644

The Swim and Survive Access and Equity Program breaks down barriers such as cost, accessibility, awareness and cultural restraints.

More than 80 students from years 8 to 10 have been involved in the program, joining in theory and practical activities throughout the week.

Lynwood principal Wayne Bariolo said students had always been encouraged to participate in swimming lessons but this was the first year the Royal Life Saving Society of WA had joined partnership.

‘The fun, the excitement and the happiness sums up how I feel about these lessons,’ Mr Bariolo said.

‘This is a way to take a snapshot of where these students are with their swimming and we have interpreters to help with this process.’

The school accommodates students from more than 89 countries.