As Kurrawa Surf Club is so deeply entrenched in the community, we love opportunities to be able to give back and help with local causes, especially when it comes to kids. We recently held two community education sessions at our Club and gave some QLD kids a great experience in our backyard!
BROADBEACH STATE SCHOOL
On Tuesday 2 October, sixty children from Broadbeach State School vacation care made a trip to Kurrawa Surf Club for a safety presentation.
Brielle Cooper and Liam Albertsen, two renowned Kurrawa athletes, conducted the 45 minute presentation and taught the kids the meanings behind beach signs and flags. The kids were also taught about recognising danger on the beach, what to do if you are caught in a rip and how to identify the safest place to swim on the beach.
MERCY COMMUNITY SERVICES IPSWICH
On Thursday 4 October we saw the Club's favourite visitors back again, Mercy Community Services Ipswich. Eighteen foster girls and five chaperones battled their way down the M1 for a great day of information, beach activities and swimming between the flags. It was especially memorable for the girls as this was their first visit to us in our new Club.
Our Chief Training Officer, Lisa Maddison, gave a wonderful surf safety presentation and Nipper Age Manager Simone Van Eck coordinated the beach activities and in the afternoon, a BBQ lunch was provided by Kurrawa Surf Club.
There was a great turn out with parents, Cadets, Old Boys and life savers to ensure the girls had a memorable visit. As always, we look forward to their visit again soon!