Kooyar Carnival a huge hit at Dianella Secondary College

21 March 2019
Following on from their recent 6-week Swim and Survive and Junior Lifeguard program, students at Dianella Secondary College were able to show off their newly learnt swimming and lifesaving skills at the school’s Kooyar Carnival!

teacher from Dianella Secondary College wearing Kooyar Carnival t-shirtThe carnival – named after an Aboriginal word meaning frog – was amphibious in nature, with events held both in the water and on land! 

Royal Life Saving WA has worked together with Dianella Secondary College for the past four years to overcome barriers to participation in aquatic activity faced by the College’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) student populace. Research has shown that those born overseas are at a greater risk of drowning, with a lack of awareness around the importance of swimming skills contributing to the problem.

Through programs such as Swim and Survive and Junior Lifeguard being made available to CaLD communities such as the Dianella students, we hope to raise the awareness of the importance of having basic swimming, water safety and rescue skills.

As an added bonus, the kids get to have a great time participating in their school carnival!

Learn more about our Multicultural Participation program at the link below.
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