Tor Bridge Primary School’s nautical day raises £127.55 for Looe RNLI Lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

At a recent water safety presentation, pupils from Tor Bridge Primary School presented Graham Morris, our volunteer Education officer, with a cheque for £127.55 raised from their recent nautical day

Sienna and Riley presenting the cheque to Graham Morris, Looe RNLI Education Officer

Tor Bridge Primary School

Sienna and Riley presenting the cheque to Graham Morris, Looe RNLI Education Officer

Preparing for a visit from Looe RNLI’s Education Officer, Graham Morris, pupils from Tor Bridge Primary School in Estover, Plymouth held a nautical day on Friday 6 July 2018. making a donation to dress up in a sea related theme, the pupils raised funds for Looe RNLI.

During Graham’s “be safe, have fun!” water safety talk to the pupils on Wednesday 11 July 2018, Sienna and Riley presented Graham with a £127.55 cheque for Looe Lifeboat Station. Graham thanked the pupils telling them the money will be used for training our volunteer crews to continue their local role of saving lives at sea’.

Since March, our Education Officer, Graham Morris with the visits team at Looe Lifeboat Station have hosted 14 schools, Austrian students, sea scouts, young farmers and adult groups. Graham has also visited 13 schools. During these events 1051 children under 11, 604 11-18 year olds and 184 adults have participated in Water Smart “be safe, have fun!” water safety talks learning four key water safety skills, 1- Stop and Think, 2 - Stay Together, 3 - FLOAT, 4 - Call 999 or 112.

Also attending several Lifeskills events, Graham says that working with these groups is a vital and enjoyable way of getting water safety messages across by showing everyone how to keep safe in and around water.

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Notes to editors

· Tor Bridge Primary School have given consent for the image to be used - Oliver Dickinson

· The RNLI Youth Education programme Water Smart “be safe, have fun!” promotes four key water safety skills

1. Stop and Think

2. Stay together

3. FLOAT

4. Call 999 or 112

Photos:

· Sienna and Riley presenting the cheque to Graham Morris, Looe RNLI Education Officer
Photo credit Tor Bridge Primary School

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk

· Looe RNLI Facebook page www.facebook.com/LooeRNLI

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