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Largs RNLI crew go back to School

Lifeboats News Release

On Monday (March 28) two volunteer educators from Largs RNLI went back to school when they visited Doonfoot Primary School in Ayr to deliver a water safety lesson.

Pupils Spotting the Dangers

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Pupils Spotting the Dangers

Ailsa Wardrop and Ronnie Copeland, Educators from Largs RNLI, visited Doonfoot Primary School in Ayr as part of the Primary 6 project about Water.

The Primary 6 pupils led by their teacher Julie Wallace have been studying the general topic of water, looking at the associated science and geography aspects, and decided that this was the perfect opportunity to include some water safety messages.

Ronnie and Alisa worked with the pupils to identify some dangers around the coast and also explained how they could stay safe around water, along with some information on the RNLI and the lifeboat station in Largs.


Ronnie Copeland, Educator at Largs RNLI, said: ‘It was fantastic to work with the teachers and pupils at Doonfoot Primary. Coming into the good weather it is very important to remind these young people about how they can stay safe around water and that in a coastal emergency they should always dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’

A future lifesaver trying on a lifejacket

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A future lifesaver
Pupils correctly identifying dangers

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Pupils correctly identifying dangers
Trying out the RNLI kit

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Trying out the RNLI kit
Trying out the RNLI kit

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Trying out the RNLI kit
Pupil's project on water wall display

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Pupil's project on water wall display

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