Students get lesson in water safety

26 Oct 2010

St George State Primary School students got a lesson in water safety this week thanks to a visit by SunWater’s water safety mascot Blue.
Blue’s special appearance aimed to ensure local children learned about the dangers of swimming in and around dams, weirs and water channels located around St George.

SunWater St George Service Delivery Manager Karan Quartermaine said the visit was part of SunWater’s ongoing water safety campaign which was developed to keep our children safe.

“As we approach the warmer summer months it becomes very tempting for children to want to swim around dams, weirs and water channels as they do not fully understand the dangers this type of activity represents,” Mrs Quartermaine said.

“To combat this, we have designed our water safety campaign very much at the children’s level to ensure it has the most impact and so we can be confident our safety message is getting through.

“Simple water safety messages appearing in showbag items such bookmarks, pencils and pencil cases, ensures our child safety message is always at front of mind and complements our online water safety resources available for teachers and parents.

“Thanks to Blue our water safety campaign has been a success right throughout Queensland and we hope St George children benefit from his important message,” she said.

For more information on water safety visit Blue’s Splash webpage at

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