Seymour students get water-safety tips from 'Stewie the Duck'
|First-graders read about water safety with 'Stewie the Duck.'|
SEYMOUR - Students at Bungay, Chatfield and LoPresti schools last week learned water safety during a “Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim” program.
The students received 200 books donated by Stew Leonard, as well as water safety information for children to take home to their parents.
Seymour Public Schools Director of Security Rich Kearns and Seymour Police Youth Officer Joseph DeNigris said they thought it would be beneficial to the community to present a water safety program to the younger children that can be shared with their families. A little bit of prevention can save a life!
All first grade students in the Seymour Public Schools attended a water safety program called “Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim.”
This program was founded by Kim and Stew Leonard Jr. It teaches children and parents the importance of water safety. They turned their personal tragedy of the drowning of their toddler son into inspiration and created the program.
The above information and photo were provided by Rich Kearns.