Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Nursery

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Hit the Surf

‚ÄčThe Hit the Surf programme is aimed at children who can swim 25m.  The children who took part had  the unique opportunity to be part of an exciting lifesaving course.  It contained both theory and practical lessons to in surfing and beach safety.

The course was run by trained and highly experienced lifeguards who can gave our pupils real examples of life threatening situations and how to get out of trouble in and around the sea.


  • To encourage young children to develop their surf based skills and general beach safety awareness.   
  • To provide a safe and fun day at the beach.

The photographs above show how much fun both our pupils and teachers had when they went to Seaburn beach this week.  The weather was fabulous too!


If you would like to read more about the programme please follow this link