Cork Sports Partnership, on behalf of Cork County Council, is currently accepting expressions of interest for the Water Safety Awareness programme from primary and secondary schools in Cork County.
Since 2015, 139 Water Safety Flags were awarded to Cork schools and feedback from these successful schools has been overwhelmingly positive. Check out some of the programme feedback by clicking here.
The Cork County Council Water Safety Awareness Flag is a programme for Primary & Post Primary Schools actively promoting safety around water. The fundamentals are based on the Irish Water Safety Primary Aquatics Water Safety (PAWS) Programme.
The programme provides a FUN & INTERACTIVE introduction to awareness of personal safety around water for children of all ages. It combines teamwork, skill, reflection, and the opportunity to participate in experiential learning through interactive activities, board games, card games, books, worksheets, art, project work & presentations.
The programme is FREE to participating schools. However, schools are required to commit to actively promoting water safety in their school outside of the programme. The programme is funded by Cork County Council. PAWS resources are provided by Irish Water Safety.