Students embark on boating licence quest

Maritime safety officer Cameron Cotterrell demonstrating how flares are used in emergency situations.

The year 11 aquatic practices class at Noosa District SHS Cooroy Campus were lucky enough to have personnel from the Maritime Safety Queensland and the Water Police Safety Unit based out of Mooloolaba come into the classroom to deliver a presentation on boat safety on Friday 31 May.

The presentation provided students with valuable insights and essential knowledge for becoming responsible and safe skippers as they embark on their quest to obtain their Recreational Marine Drivers Licence (RMDL) in the upcoming weeks.

Some of the highlights from the presentation included wearing and using different life jackets, observing how alcohol and drug tests are conducted, and demonstration of how flares are used in emergency situations.

Noosa District State High School senior HPE and science teacher Michael Tierney said, “The class thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and we hope to continue building positive partnerships with Maritime Safety Queensland the Water Police Safety Officers as we move forward with our unit.“