pupils from 11 schools to visit Burnham's marine rescue services
of pupils from Sutton Park Community Primary School in Kidderminster
enjoyed a special visit to Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday (June 15th)
when they were given a VIP tour of the town's marine rescue services
- the first of eleven visits over the next few weeks.
youngsters are the first in a long line of schools visiting the
BARB hovercraft station plus Burnham's Coastguard and lifeboat
stations to pick up seaside safety advice.
the next few weeks, 500 pupils from schools in the Midlands, Bristol,
Gloucester, Cheltenham and more closer to home in Burnham and
Highbridge will be visiting the three marine rescue services.
all, eleven schools are making visits in the next three weeks.
For schools from Kidderminster and Dudley, the long trip down
the M5 is worthwhile as Burnham is one of the few places in the
country where the children can experience the three emergency
services in one visit," Tony Deahl, Burnham RNLI's Education
Officer, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
day visits usually incorporate a visit to the beach, which is
more than 100 miles from their homes. Teachers
are full of praise for the two hour visits which inform the children
about cliff rescues, the dangers of the mud and what the RNLI
does. If we can make the children more aware of seaside safety
and save one child from needing to be rescued, then our time will
have been well spent."
will see over 500 children in these three weeks. All those from
the Coastguard Station, BARB and the RNLI who talk to the children
are volunteers and give their time freely."
BARB hovercraft website
website for Burnham-On-Sea