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Beach to Bush

Beach to Bush

Our very popular primary aged surf education program is returning for its 27th year!

Since 1994 our enthusiastic and interactive volunteer lifesavers have been visiting schools in rural and remote areas of NSW and the ACT to educate primary aged students about beach and water safety. So far we have delivered our message to 257,586 students and 1,853 schools.

Beach to Bush 2020

This year is set to be a record year as not only are we are extending our reach across all of rural and remote areas in NSW and the ACT, but we are also including virtual components allowing us to connect with more students and schools than ever before. After all, educating kids to stay safe in and around the water is key to our mission! 

I liked all the learning because I did not know what a rip current was but now I do - 2019 Beach to Bush Participant

What will the students learn?

Our one-hour presentations focus on beach and water safety. Students will learn about general beach safety, sun safety, rips and waves, sea creatures, basic first aid, rescues and getting help from a lifeguard. They will be presented with an award certificate to recognise their acquired learning outcomes after successfully participating in the program. We’ll also have a curriculum aligned guide against all content for this program available for teachers.

Our tours will commence on Monday 26 October until Friday 27 November. It’s going to be a great 5 weeks; our volunteer lifesavers are already excited and can’t wait to visit the schools and meet the students!

Best of all this program is free as it’s a fully funded program from SLSNSW! For more information please contact the SLSNSW Community Education Team.

I liked the part with the bluebottle because of how long the tentacles actually they are - 2019 Beach to Bush Participant

Surf Life Saving NSW thanks the NSW Government and Your local club for their ongoing support which makes this program possible.