Lesson 1 – 20 minutes
- Develop an understanding of surf life saving in Australia
- Identify the surf club as a welcoming place
- Understand and demonstrate the sunsmart guidelines
- Understand what happens when they’re not sunsmart
- Ensure the club is accessible for the club tour.
- Worksheet: Sunsmart
- Collect a range of posters and flyers from outside organisations like the Cancer Council.
- Prepare sunsmart items for dress up:
- long sleeve shirt
- wide brimmed hat
- Whiteboard and markers (optional).
- Butcher paper and markers (optional).
- Introduce Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap
- Discuss with participants what they mean, with emphasis on the beach environment.
- Welcome all the participants and parents to the junior program and surf club.
- Introduce (from those available) the main people involved in running the junior program or the club.
- Discuss some of the history of surf life saving in Australia and in particular the history of your club – include any interesting facts you might know.
- Take your group of participants and parents on a tour of the surf club and surrounding environment.
- Point out areas of interest and importance at your Surf Club e.g. showers/toilets, club hall, equipment shed, patrol room, IRB room, First Aid room etc.
- Finish the tour by setting the boundries for junior activities around the surf club and beach.
- Ask the participants if they have any questions about the history of surf life saving, the junior program or the surf club and do your best to answer them.
- Discuss the consequences of what happens when no sun protection is used when in a beach environment.
- You get burnt
- Being burnt is not fun
- It can cause cancer later in life
- Ask for a volunteer to help demonstrate being sunsmart.
- Dress them up in front of everyone in a sunsmart manner, one thing at a time.
- Ask the participants how we can make the volunteer sunsmart?
- Have the participants complete the ‘sunsmart’ worksheet.
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