This year the BLENNZ Tūranganui a Kiwa/Gisborne and Napier teams collaborated with our Blind Low Vision NZ colleague, Erin Leonard to organise a very successful Curriculum Day at the Wairoa Community Centre Pool which focused on our ākonga developing Swim Safety and confidence skills. Five AUSTSwim instructors (two provisional) led by Denice Gasson were in the pool, supporting six ākonga from Napier, Gisborne and Wairoa.
We all had a wonderful day of learning and fun with ākonga and RTVs learning skills such as how to fit and put on a lifejacket correctly, how to float, jump from a boat and keep warm and safe by making a huddle. A delicious morning tea and lunch was provided and there was time for ākonga to relax and play on the equipment at the Community Playground outside.
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