12/05/09

Of lifesavers and lifeguards

Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft e.V. (DLRG) and the German Red Cross (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz e.V., DRK) are training learning partners (pupils) of Freie Schule Anne-Sophie to be lifeguards.

Künzelsau. “What does DLRG mean and what are its core tasks? What is the recovery position, and what exactly do you do for a cardiopulmonary resuscitation?”, the children and adolescents of Freie Schule Anne-Sophie asked in “Lifesavers’ club.”

Freie Schule Anne-Sophie offers various extracurricular activities in interdisciplinary clubs, such as the “Lifesavers’ club.“ This club was created in close cooperation with DLRG and DRK and lasted for three months. The learning partners not only learnt what the abbreviations of the two associations stand for. Measuring the pulse, interpreting key physical signals, economizing when faced with lasting physical exertion and getting through it are but a few of the skills acquired. Especially first aid was placed high on the agenda. On three afternoons, children and adolescents practiced life-saving emergency measures such as the recovery position, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, putting on dressings and how to formulate an emergency call.

DLRG’s swim training and education was also a key component of the club offer. Besides a general introduction to DLRG and the swimming and ice rules, the DLRG experts held the exam for the lifesaving certificate at Künzelsau's indoor pool "TollKün." The junior lifesaving certificate was given to the learning partners Markus Sanwald, Joschua Drumm, Corinna Wagner-Michel, Yakup Sütcü and Marvin Feuerle. The German lifesaving certificate in bronze went to Paul Mörk, Rober Fischer, Lucas Sanwald, Alisia Wegerhoff, Katrin Ringbauer, Benjamin Buss und Ruben Dick. At the end of the club, the new lifesavers were given an award by Jörg Hofacker, the head of DLRG in Künzelsau, and were praised for their courage, for their hard work in practice and their endurance.