'Doing it for Dylan' - water safety campaign by his Mother Rebecca Ramsay

On Wednesday 28 June the Senior School assembly was delivered by Rebecca Ramsay, from Chorley, in Lancashire, who set up the campaign Doing It For Dylan, following the tragic death of her 13-year-old son.

Dylan Ramsay drowned in the summer of 2011 as he tried to swim back to safety after he jumped into the water at Hill Top Quarry, near Chorley. Despite being a strong swimmer, he quickly got into difficulties and drowned when his body went into shock because of the plummeting water temperature.

He was a young, fit and healthy boy who was a strong swimmer, yet he struggled and was unable to reach safety when he jumped into the quarry.

Rebecca delivered an emotional but powerful presentation to pupils today in order to raise awareness and educate pupils about the dangers of swimming in open water. Working on her own, she has toured the country giving talks in schools and to youth groups without any external support. 

You can find out more about on Twitter and Facebook by typing - Doing It For Dylan.

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