Play by Highgate pupils raises awareness of child drowning epidemic

This group of Highgate water-babies took to the stage to perform a new play to help teach children how to stay safe while swimming.

Pupils from Avenue Nursery and Pre-Prep School, in Highgate Avenue, donned colourful costumes for a performance of The Water Giants, a tale penned by story teller and drama teacher Brooke Laing.

The drama was inspired by the hidden epidemic of child drowning across many countries in Asia.

The musical was staged on behalf of the charity SwimSafe, which runs projects to train children to stay safe in the water in areas where drowning is a major public health concern.

A professional musical production of The Water Giants is planned in London later this year before being rolled-out across Asia, accompanied by story-books and films.

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