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Happisburgh volunteer water safety team help children stay safe this summer

Lifeboats News Release

Happisburgh volunteer Water Safety Team were contacted by Lakenham Primary School, Norwich, to visit the station and see the lifeboats and learn how to stay safe by water.

Year four from Lakenham Primary came to the station on 18 May and had a tour of the the station and were given advice on how to stay safe on the beach or near any water. The children found this all very interesting and had more questions than the team had time to answer. The teachers were give information and the link to the Respect the Water web pages.

The children went away and wanted to help the volunteer crews so they baked cakes at home and school and sold them at school with safety advice given out with the cakes. They managed to raise £153. The school then invited Happisburgh Water Safety Team to visit them at their school.

On Friday 22 July, Bob Mann and Philip Smith from Happisburgh Water Safety Team and Liam Fayle-Parr from the North and East RNLI Water Safety Team arrived at Lakenham Primary School and talked to 60 year four pupils and their teachers.

They were impressed by how much knowledge of Water Safety they had retained. A cheque for £153 was given to Bob Mann by Clementine Vandenbergh (teacher). The team then gave them a list of the different equipment their money could buy and result in saving many lives.

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· Happisburgh Lifeboat Station Volunteer Press Officer Philip Smith:

Mobile: 07766007936, email: [email protected]

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