Challenge Passport

Collect virtual stamps in your Challenge Passport as you learn how to be safe and have fun near the water.
RNLI Challenge Passport activity slides
  • 30 minutes
  • Optional: display equipment
  • Optional: printer
  • Optional: ice water
  • Stop and think
  • Stay together
  • Float
  • Call 999 / 112
  • RNLI engagement and awareness

The RNLI Challenge Passport builds familiarity with the RNLI’s four key messages:

  1. Stop and think
  2. Stay together
  3. Float
  4. Call 999 or 112.

A range of challenges add to children’s existing water safety knowledge. As they pass each challenge, they’ll collect virtual stamps in their Challenge Passport, which will appear on the slides.

Tell me more

The activity helps them learn how to reduce their chances of getting into danger in the water by identifying the hazards and understanding the risks for themselves.

It teaches them how to plan for a trip to a waterside location and find the information they need. 

It also explores what happens to their bodies in cold water and what to do if they fall in unexpectedly – or if they see someone else in danger in the water.

They’ll also learn about the work the RNLI does: providing a lifeboat search and rescue service, seasonal lifeguards on beaches, flood rescue emergency response and supporting international drowning prevention programmes around the world.

Please ensure any appropriate permission is given and risk assessment complete ahead of undertaking any optional practical activity.

Play these videos to help share our key water safety messages and bring the work of the RNLI to life for your young people.

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