RNLI lifeguards visit Landewednack School

Lifeboats News Release

Children from Landewednack School at The Lizard enjoyed a special assembly recently with Lifeguards from the RNLI when they visited the school to give a special sea safety talk.

Lifeguards Matthew and Olly showed the children the various warning flags which can be seen on the beach. They also spoke about how to keep ourselves safe near the water, showing the children some of the life saving equipment they would use during a rescue. The children thoroughly enjoyed the assembly and were given the opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Headteacher Louise Jones said "As a school we have great respect for the RNLI. Many of our children have family members involved with our lifeboat station here in the village and all of our children visit the beach regularly so it is so important for them to be reminded on how to stay safe when at the beach"

Notes to editors

Photograph shows Matthew and Olly with the children.

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