Kids Alive Are Going Virtual To Spread Their Safety Message Through Couch Concerts

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With travel restrictions still very much affecting large parts of Australia, this hasn't stopped kids from heading out to the beach or the pool for a swim. 

This means, children across the country still desperately need to be educated on the dangers of drowning and our favourite safety educators, 'Kids Alive - Do The Five' have had to come up with a new concept to make sure our children are still getting the life-saving education they need. 

This year, 'Kids Alive - Do The Five' community service program are rolling out a series of virtual events, developed with the intention of educating a broader audience. 

With the program unable to travel to schools and childcare centres, our kids cannot afford to miss out on these important water safety messages, so in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis, 'Kids Alive - Give Me Five' have developed 'Couch Concerts'. 

Unfortunately, drowning still remains one of the leading causes of death for kids under five in Australia, with most drownings occurring in a pool, but with many also occurring in waterways, bathtubs and spa baths. 

'Kids Alive - Do The Five' will be doing 18 virtual events, which will be streamed through their Facebook and website.

Founder Laurie Lawrence, spoke with Bronte & Sam this morning, to give us a better idea of what we can expect to see at these 'Couch Concerts' and why it's so important to keep our children educated, even if that means learning from your living room. 

Tune into the full chat below... 

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Georgie Marr

3 June 2020

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