R.N.L.I's Youngest Crew Members
Adrian from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution came to Elm Academy to visit the children in Year 5. He talked to the children about the R.N.L.I. and the responsibilities that the crew members have. He showed them videos of various scenarios, which involved them rescuing a dog who had fallen from a cliff into the water, an elderly lady who was stuck in her flat, due to severe flooding and a father and his children whose rubber dinghy had drifted out too far into the sea. This enabled the children to recognise the different work that takes place by the volunteers at the R.N.L.I.
Adrian then gave the children an opportunity to become crew members themselves. They wore bright yellow wellington boots, with waterproof trousers and a thick brightly coloured jacket. They were also given a life jacket and a helmet to wear.
The children thoroughly enjoyed welcoming Adrian and are very much looking forward to working with him in the future.