Youth education

We’re here to help you with everything you need to teach the children in your classroom or youth group how to stay safe in, on and around the water.

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
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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A female RNLI Education volunteer giving prevention and safety advice to the children of Coldfall primary School in London.
Free water safety workshops
Discover free teaching resources to educate primary and secondary school-aged children on key water safety skills.
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Children walking along a jetty to a lifeboat station
Educational visits
There's nothing like meeting our volunteers and lifesavers to inspire young minds.
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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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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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A photograph of girls from St Michael’s School at 2019’s Women in Engineering Event at RNLI
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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Children taking part in Swim Safe with the RNLI and Amateur Swimming Association (ASA)
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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