Tour of Hartlepool RNLI for school children
Local school children were given a tour of the Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat station recently to learn about the work of the RNLI and sea safety.
West View Project youth worker Tom Potts and a volunteer crew member at the Ferry Road lifeboat station said: ‘The pupils from West View primary school showed a great deal of interest as they were shown around the boathouse and took a close look at the inshore lifeboat and some of the kit on it.
'We also talked about sea safety and how to play safe both on and around the water at the seaside.
'Hopefully one or two of the youngsters will join the crew when they are older’.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.