Lesson 5 – 20 minutes
- Demonstrate the following signals:
- return to shore
- proceed further out to sea
- go left, go right and remain stationary
- Worksheet: Signals.
- Orange and blue communication flags (optional).
- Start the lesson by explaining why lifesavers use signals to communicate on the beach (to pass on messages over long distances where your voice cannot be heard).
Demonstrate and explain the following signals and ask the participants to demonstrate them back to you:
- Return to shore – one arm held vertically above the head
- Proceed further out to sea – two hands held vertically above head
- Go to the left – one arm held out parallel to the ground
- Go to the right – one arm held out parallel to the ground
- Remain stationary – two arms held at arm’s length, parallel to the ground
Play a game of ‘You Want Me Where’ (like Simon Says)
GAME INSTRUCTIONS: YOU WANT ME WHERE?
- Participants stand facing you.
- You give a signal and the participants then follow the instructions of the signal:
- Return to shore – Move towards you.
- Proceed further out to sea – Move away from you
- Go to the left – Move to their left.
- Go to the right – Move to their right
- Remain stationary – stop and stand still.
- Participants can also take turns being the signaler.
- This game can be played as a non-elimination or elimination game. If playing the elimination game, any participants who respond incorrectly or too slow sit out the rest of the game until a winner is found.
- Ensure you have something for the eliminated participants to do until the game is finished. Let the signaler use the orange and blue communication flags to experience them.
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