VR WATER SAFETY

Life Saving Victoria (LSV) is using virtual reality (VR) technology to educate the community about water safety.  Below are a range of great educational VR Tours (a series of 360o images), each complemented by engaging curriculum aligned teaching resources.

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Vr Tours

VR Tours are like to going on a school excursion, without even leaving the classroom! Immerse yourself now in the following VR Tours:

  • Lifesaving Volunteers to the Rescue
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  • Life on the Murray River
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  • Everyday Lifesavers – Responding to an Emergency
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  • Rip Current Safety
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Lifesaving Volunteers to the Rescue

This tour follows Hayden, one of Life Saving Victoria’s volunteer lifesavers and rescue swimmers for the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service, during a rescue mission. The tour shows Hayden in various locations throughout the rescue; from the helicopter base, to the helicopter in mid-rescue. Through this tour we showcase the valuable contribution that volunteers make to society.

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While viewing the tour, use the Discussion Q&A CLICK HERE

Immerse yourself now!

Teaching Resources

Following the tour, students can complete the activities below to consolidate learning.

Acknowledgements

LSV would like to acknowledge the following organisations who contributed to the development of this tour:

  • The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service
  • Microflite
  • Ambulance Victoria

Life on the Murray River

This tour describes life on the Murray River; The Murray River is a rich part of the Australian landscape. Throughout history, the Murray River has been a source of food, trade and life sustaining biodiversity. Flowing for more than 2,500 km through three states, it also has its dangers. The Murray River is Australia’s number one drowning blackspot. Understanding and respecting the river is crucial for its survival and ours.

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While viewing the tour, use the Discussion Q&A CLICK HERE

Immerse yourself now!

Teaching Resources

Following the tour, students can complete the activities below to consolidate learning.

Acknowledgements

LSV would like to acknowledge the following organisations who contributed to the development of this tour:

  • Mildura Life Saving Club
  • Mallee District Aboriginal Services
  • Parks Victoria
  • Nichols Point Primary School
  • All Seasons Houseboats, Mildura
  • Sunraysia Marine
  • Lower Murray Water
  • Mildura Paddlesteamers
  • Mildura Information and Booking Centre

Everyday Lifesavers – Responding to an Emergency

Anybody can be an Everyday Lifesaver; An Everyday Lifesaver is someone who has the knowledge and skills to help someone in an emergency. This tour covers the DRSABCD emergency response action plan and basic first aid. Having this knowledge is one way you can become an Everyday Lifesaver, while also being aware of potentially dangerous situations to prevent injuries and accidents.

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While viewing the tour, use the Discussion Q&A CLICK HERE

Immerse yourself now!

Teaching Resources

Following the tour, students can complete the activities below to consolidate learning.

Acknowledgements

LSV would like to acknowledge the following organisations who contributed to the development of this tour:

  • Year 5 and 6 students and their teachers at Merri Creek Primary School, Melbourne
  • Northcote High School, Melbourne

Rip Current Safety

The VR videos below provide students an immersive learning opportunity to experience what it is like to visit the beach, without even leaving the classroom! The videos are designed to empower children with knowledge and skills on key safety elements of visiting coastal environments, including reading safety signs and surviving a rip current.

There are four videos / lessons and these can be watched individually but should ideally be viewed in a sequence. There are also teaching resources available to complement each video. Please note, the videos were primarily developed for Year 5 & 6 students and so the resources are designed for this school level. However, the videos can be informative for children and adults and the videos are not restricted to this age group.

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Further information on rip currents can be found on the Beachsafe website CLICK HERE

  • Reading Safety Signs
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  • Spotting and Avoiding Rip Currents
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  • Surviving a Rip Current
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  • Getting Help
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Reading Safety Signs

Safety signs at the beach give visitors information and warnings about beach hazards to be aware of. It is important to find, read and understand the information and warnings on the sign before going on to the beach. Signs are there for a reason and it is important to read them if you see them! Watch the video to learn how...

After watching the video, students can complete the activity below to consolidate learning.

Teaching Resources

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Spotting and Avoiding Rip Currents

A common hazard found at the beach is a rip current. The best way to avoid rip currents is by swimming between the red and yellow flags. However if there are no flags, make sure you read the safety signs, check the water and know how to spot the features of a rip current. Watch the video to learn how...

After watching the video, students can complete the activity below to consolidate learning.

Teaching Resources

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Surviving a Rip Current

If you get caught in a rip current, stay calm, float, conserve your energy and call for help. Watch the video to learn how...

After watching the video, students can complete the activity below to consolidate learning.

Teaching Resources

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Getting Help

You are the most important person in any emergency and it is essential to have strategies to respond safely and get help. Watch the video to learn how...

After watching the video, students can complete the activity below to consolidate learning.

Teaching Resources

Acknowledgements

LSV would like to acknowledge the following partners, contributing to the development and evaluation of this resource:

  • Victorian State Government, The Public Sector Innovation Fund
  • Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia Logo Swinburne

Contact the Education Team on
03 9676 6975 or education@lsv.com.au

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