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RNLI Visit for Year 4

Date: 28th Nov 2019

Year 4 had a visit from the RNLI to learn all about river safety and keeping ourselves safe.

Our visitor Caroline Haycock left a lovely message for Year 4 and looks forward to coming back to us another time! Well done year 4 children.

Today I visited Year 4 who were doing a project on rivers. The RNLI, though coastal based do have stations on the River Thames and work closely with river agencies to deliver a message of being safe near all water.

I explained the importance of rivers and something of the vocabulary associated with them and that the RNLI have a Flood Rescue Team who respond to floods and people in danger from water entering their homes when rivers break their banks.

The weather on my visit was atrocious and the children had been in their classrooms all day so were quite lively. Despite this, both classes were well-behaved … listened and responded well to my questions. They contributed to the 40 minutes presentation well with good answers and several good challenging questions were generated that showed they were interested. I was pleased with the children generally (several came and thanked me of their own choice, and shared experiences in a friendly polite manner) and I felt they had taken away some important messages to keep themselves and their families safe near water whilst hopefully learning something extra for their project.
I would not hesitate to accept a third invitation to Priory Primary School (hopefully when the sun is shining!)
Caroline Haycock (RNLI Education Volunteer 176)