Leavers make a splash at Meelup Beach Day

23 November 2018

Hundreds of school leavers descended on Meelup Beach in Dunsborough this week for the Don't Drink and Drown Meelup Beach Day, as part of the 2018 Leavers celebrations.

Royal Life Saving Don't Drink and Drown volunteers head to Dunsborough and Rottnest Island each year to help Leavers make good choices about alcohol, and remind them of the dangers associated with mixing alcohol and aquatic activities. Meelup Beach Day is the biggest part of our involvement in the week of celebrations, with an alcohol free day-long party provided for Leavers to chill out on the beach and enjoy some aquatic fun.

Lucky the police plush mascot dog wearing a Don't Drink and Drown visor and wristbandRoyal Life Saving WA's Don't Drink and Drown Co-ordinator, Katie Cowcher, says the day was a huge success, "We have a great turn out this year. With the sun out it was perfect weather for the Leavers to enjoy our inflatable aquatic playground just offshore. The volleyball was also a huge hit and we saw the Leavers turn on some epic rallies!"

The aim of the Meelup Beach Day is to show the Leavers that it's possible to have a great day out totally drug and alcohol free. Music is provided by resident Leavers Week DJs, and there's also an opportunity fro the Leavers to be snapped at out underwater Submerged Studio.

It was great to see the Leavers wearing our Don't Drink and Drown sun visors and wristbands, and using our other merchandise on the day. Even Lucky the Police Dog and Leavers mascot got in on the action!

You can find out more about Don't Drink and Drown's work with teenagers across WA at the link below.

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