Education Centre

Education Centre

Community and teaching resources on water safety.

The St George community partnered with Indigenous Hip Hop Projects to create a music video about water safety around dams, weirs and irrigation channels. Read the lyrics of the IHHP video.

Sunwater’s very own waterdrop, Blue, teaches you the best way to stay safe in the water or when playing near waterways. Read the Transcript of the Play Safe… Stay Away video.


For Teachers

As an educator, you have a valuable role in our community. Our educational resources support the Australian Curriculum and have been developed for Prep to Grade 4 students.

The resources aim to inform and engage children to have a better awareness of dams, weirs and water channels and a clear understanding of the key risk and dangers associated with being around this infrastructure and how to stay safe.

The Blue Safety Education Package comprises three separate lesson plans for Prep to Grade 2 students and three lesson plans for Grades 3 and 4 students.

Lesson Plans and Activities: Prep to Grade 2

Lesson Plan 1 – Getting to know dams, weirs and channels
Lesson Plan 2 – Understanding the hidden dangers – what lies beneath
Lesson Plan 3 – Play safe, stay away! Recognising the warning signs
All activity sheets and answers separately

Lesson Plans and Activities: Grades 3 to 4

Lesson Plan 1 – Getting to know dams, weirs and channels
Lesson Plan 2 – Understanding the hidden dangers – what lies beneath
Lesson Plan 3 – Play safe, stay away! Recognising the warning signs
All activity sheets and answers separately

We also recommend combining these water safety themes with messages from the Queensland Government about the importance of sustainable water practices and saving water for their future.

For further information, email blue@sunwater.com.au or phone 13 15 89.