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, you 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

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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 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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Educational visits
There's nothing like meeting our volunteers and lifesavers to inspire young minds.
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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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Contact our Water Safety Support Team
Got a question, feedback or need some help? Our Water Safety Support Team is here to help.
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Fill your boots fundraising
Fill your Boots is a fun way for schools and youth groups to raise funds for the RNLI.
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Swim Safe
Find out about free summer Swim Safe sessions for children aged 7-14 years with the RNLI and Swim England.
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