Today seemed to have disappeared really quickly – although it is 3am as I am sat here writing this.
So the first group of students, that started on Friday afternoon, were today presented with their Bronze Medallions – quite a proud moment, for them, for the instructors. and for me & Becky.
Even though we still have another day of training to go, and another group of students to finish assessing – we are already looking back, considering how we can run this programme better if we come back again. Honestly, I have been amazed at how successfully the instructors have engaged with the content, and delivered it in a variety of innovative and interesting ways. Of course, with more time we could do it even better.
The instructors today had some interesting challenges motivating some fairly stroppy teenagers, it was difficult for them because although they were experienced trainers, they had only every taught adults…. so the classic teenage strop was quite a surprise for them, combined with a panic attack at the same time – meant some fairly frazzled instructors by the end of the day.
Still, we have got two Open Water Endorsement workshops to look forwards to, and the final group of student assessments on Tuesday. Time seems to have flown by, and I really am not looking forwards to leaving – despite the next things in the calendar being the RoSPA Water Safety Conference & the World Conference on Drowning Prevention.
Still, time for sleep now.