Educating kids about water safety is fundamental to saving lives at sea and a core part of our prevention work. The more young people we can reach with our water safety messages, the more lives we can save now and in the future. As a teacher or youth leader, you really can make a lifesaving difference. 

Children using RNLI education resources in the classroom

Photo: RNLI/Harrison Bates

Education resources

Take a look at our wide range of educational materials and lesson plans for young people of all ages. From 3-18, there are materials tailored for every age group covering a variety of different subjects. As well as being educational, use can use them to help teach the young people in your care how to stay safe in and around the water.

Children walking along a jetty to a lifeboat station

Photo: RNLI

Children at the Bembridge lifeboat station

Educational visits

Did you know you can arrange a visit from an RNLI lifesaver? Or pay a visit to a lifeboat station? You can book a session with a youth education volunteer or organise a visit to one of our many lifesaving locations. There’s no better way to inspire and engage young people with the work of the RNLI.

Activity sheets and posters

We have a variety of different downloadable materials to educate and entertain. From quizzes and games to colouring in sheets, there’s all sorts of activities to choose from. Not only are they fun, they contain important water safety advice too, so they’ll be learning something they can use outside of the classroom.

Explore our youth education resources

Children using RNLI education resources in the classroom
Education resources
Teach young people how to be safe near and in the water – and what to do if anything ever goes wrong. Free downloadable learning resources for water safety workshops and more.
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Life Skills safety lesson
Water Safety Education visits
Visit the RNLI or invite the RNLI to your school, group or setting.
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RNLI Spot the dangers at sea poster
Activity sheets and posters
Discover the world of the RNLI and explore how to stay safe near the water with our free posters, activity sheets and line drawings to colour in.
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RNLI Education volunteers giving prevention and safety advice to the children of Coldfall primary School in London. RNLI volunteers David and Margaret Banger.
Contact our Water Safety Team
Our Water Safety Team are here to help you teach the children in your classroom or youth group how to stay safe, in and around the water. 
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Women in Engineering
Engineering is at the very heart of what we do at the RNLI. That’s why it’s crucial we inspire the next generation to consider careers within engineering. 
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Fill Your Boots fundraising
Our Fill Your Boots fundraising pack is a fun way for your school or youth group to raise money for the charity that saves lives at sea.
Fill Your Boots fundraising