Oakley Vale Primary School

Part of the Brooke Weston Trust

Educating the next generation of inspirational adults

The RNLI visits Year 2

The RNLI visits Year 2

To support Year 2’s new topic of the seaside a member of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) was invited in to teach the students about safety whilst at the seaside.

The charity helps to save lives by providing a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service, seasonal lifeguards, water safety education and initiatives, and flood rescue response.  Students learnt about how to be safe in the water, areas of the sea that they shouldn’t be swimming in, the meanings of the flags on the beach, the role of the lifeguards and how to stay safe in the sun.

A few of the students were chosen to dress up as lifeguards to demonstrate the safety points. They were taught to stay safe on the beach by remembering the motto SAFE - SPOT the dangers, take ADVICE, go with a FRIEND or FAMILY member, learn what to do in and EMERGENCY.

Deputy Head Mrs McDonald said ‘It is always fantastic to have visitors come into the school to teach our students about something so useful. They all really enjoyed the assembly and learnt a lot about how to safe on the beach which I hope they will all remember the next time they visit the seaside.’