Category: PAWS

What is the PAWS programme?


The PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety) programme is a comprehensive educational resource for primary schools that teaches basic water safety skills. It was developed by Irish Water Safety, in partnership with The Educational Company of Ireland, and teaches children how to be safe around water in homes, farms, pools, beaches and on our waterways.
PAWS incorporates all aspects of the physical education aquatics strand of the primary school curriculum and outlines life-saving guidelines for children of all ages. The programme is very well designed and includes beautiful illustrations, a wealth of tips and advice, and all sorts of interactive games and puzzles to reinforce lessons learned. The children really enjoyed the discussions and activities included in the programme.
On completion of the programme, each class received a Primary Aquatics Water Safety Certificate from Irish Water Safety.