Gecko Inc.’s first meeting

Today was the first meeting of Gecko Inc., a service group that teaches kids how to swim and be safe around water. Today we established the goals and started brainstorming possible ideas that we could do with our current situation, COVID. This is what we came up with:

Action Plan:

  • Making online video courses that provide water safety tips for the students
    • Creating supplemental booklets for those who don’t have internet access
      • Potentially employing the style of a children’s book with hand-drawn images, etc. 
  • Fundraising projects/ideas
    • Making and selling T-shirts
    • Hosting a Zoom-a-Thon with Sri Lankan athletes to promote Gecko Inc. 

Videos

  • For beginners: being able to flip onto their backs and float, blowing bubbles (simple activities to feel comfortable in the water), basic water safety
  • For Intermediate: swimming without a board (learning to rely on themselves)
  • For Advanced: teach them techniques, maybe strokes? more advanced water safety 

Local Community:

  • If we can’t get kids from other schools to come in, we could also teach younger students from OSC

Community Donations:

    • Donating old swimsuits, goggles, gear…
    • Teaching out to Decathlon: (out of date or swimsuits that aren’t being sold)

Social Media: 

  • Creating an Instagram Account (to reach OSC audience in case of fundraisers, donations)

 

LO5: Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively– work with others to brainstorm ideas
LO6: Demonstrating engagement with a global issue– poverty, education, water safety (helpful to know for children living on an island )
LO7: Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions

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