Royal National Lifeboat Institution

On Friday Year 1 were visited by Terry, who is an RNLI volunteer.  He explained what the RNLI do (save lives at sea) and talked about the boats and equipment they use.  The RNLI is manned mainly (95%) by volunteers and most of these people already have jobs!

He also talked to the pupils about how the RNLI keeps people safe and told them what each letter in the word ‘safe’ stands for.

This was used to help us remember what to do near water

S              spot the dangers

A             always go with an adult

F              find and follow the safety signs and flags

E              emergency – call 999 or 112


The children were able to handle a life ring, which are usually found near deep water such as drains and canals. Terry demonstrated how to throw it near the person who needs help, then lie down as you hold onto the rope to pull the person in.

There was also an opportunity to ask questions on the RNLI and the children came up with interesting and thoughtful questions – well done Year 1 and grateful thanks to Terry for coming to St Hugh's!