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Young pupils impress Llandudno RNLI Visits Team

Lifeboats News Release

St Joseph’s School, Colwyn Bay recently hosted the RNLI Visits Team from Llandudno. Gareth from the crew came in his inshore lifeboat kit and the team did a presentation to sixty reception and nursery pupils.


Pupils from St Joseph's School, Colwyn Bay happy to meet RNLI volunteers from Llandudno

The theme was about Llandudno Lifeboat and how they provide a lifesaving service for the public. This was followed by sharing the RNLI key message for keeping safe around water. The session was finished off with games that emphasised the important messages about water safety and the RNLI campaign to “Respect the Water.”

The pupils were asked to try and remember five key messages: stop and think about dangers, where and how to enjoy activity around water, staying together, with a friend, family or group, float until you feel calm and call 999/112 if someone is in trouble.

John Roberts one of the lead trainers at Llandudno explained, 'the feedback from the school staff and the parents was really positive. We were all delighted and impressed by how much these very young pupils had remembered and shared with family and friends.'

For more information, please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email [email protected].

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Gareth Robinson, Llandudno Lifeboat volunteer

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