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Teach the children in your classroom or youth group how to stay safe in, on and around the water using our free educational resources or by booking a visit.

Educating children and young people about water safety is fundamental to saving lives at sea and a core part of our prevention work. With your support, we want to ensure young people in your community learn vital water safety messages, helping to keep them safe now and in the future. As a teacher, tutor or youth leader, you really can make a lifesaving difference.

Education resources

Take a look at our wide range of educational materials and lesson plans for young people of all ages. From ages 3-18, all materials are curriculum linked and tailored for every age group covering a variety of different subjects. You can download, print and share them to help teach the young people in your care how to stay safe in, on and around water.

Two children looking at an RNLI banner about being safe and having fun.

Photo: RNLI/Harrison Bates

Educational visits

The RNLI saves lives at sea. But beyond the work we do on our lifeboats and beaches, we’re an active part of the community too. Did you know you can arrange a FREE visit from an RNLI water safety volunteer? There’s no better way to help young people learn how to keep themselves safe on and around the water and to engage them with the work of the RNLI.

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Storm Force membership

Sign your little ones up to Storm Force and get real rescue stories, cool facts, and fun activities in our quarterly youth magazine.

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

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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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Two children looking at an RNLI banner about being safe and having fun.
Educational visits
There's nothing like meeting our volunteers and lifesavers to inspire young minds.
How to book
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.
Find an activity
Three members of the water safety team in front of the RNLI memorial sculpture in Poole.
Water Safety Education Enquiries
Got a question, feedback or need some help? Our Water Safety Support Team is here to help.
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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
Fill your Boots is a fun way for schools and youth groups to raise funds for the RNLI.
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Swim Safe programme taking place at Spring Lakes, Long Eaton.
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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