Back to school for Hartlepool RNLI volunteer

Lifeboats News Release

Former Frederick Nattrass primary school pupil and current volunteer with the Hartlepool Rnli lifeboat crew Jayne Mandeville had the pleasure of meeting pupils and teachers from her old school at Norton recently.

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Rnli mascot Stormy Stan with pupils at Frederick Nattrass Primary Academy, Norton.

The pupils were at the Ferry Road lifeboat station to learn about sea safety and the work of the RNLI.

A few days later Jayne returned to her old school accompanied by the RNLI mascot ‘Stormy Stan’ to talk about sea safety in a front of a full school assembly.

‘It was really nice to meet some of the children and staff from my old school at the boathouse and the school but most importantly with the summer holidays coming up it was good to teach the children about being safe at the seaside.'

School teacher Jane Sturrock of Frederick Nattrass school said: ‘We all really enjoyed our visit to the lifeboat station and Jayne did a really impressive presentation in front of the children at school.

‘Sea safety is a very important issue and I am sure the children have learned a lot from today’s visit and the important work of the RNLI volunteers.'

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For further details please contact Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Station press officer Tom Collins on: 07896 793557.

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Hartlepool Rnli volunteer crew member Jayne Mandeville with school teacher Jane Sturrock and Frederick Nattrass Primary Academy pupils at the Ferry Road lifeboat station.

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Hartlepool Rnli volunteer crew member Jayne Mandeville with pupils Joshua Cuthbert and Locia Malita(right) at the Ferry Road lifeboat station.

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Teacher Jane Sturrock(left) and teaching assistant Kayleigh Johnston(right) wearing Rnli inshore and all weather with protective clothing are pictured with Hartlepool Rnli mechanic Garry Waugh.

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