June 16, 2011
lifeboat education officer receives award
Deahl, Education Officer at Burnham-On-Sea RNLI Lifeboat Station
has been awarded a award in recognition of his work at the station.
bronze medal was presented at the RNLI Lifeboat College in Poole
by the coxswain of Brixham lifeboat.
has been Education Officer at the station for the past five years
when he retired from teaching at Highbridge's King Alfred School.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I see this award as recognition
of the work done by the education team at the station rather than
an award to me individually."
the past six years my team has visited many schools to talk about
the work of the RNLI and sea safety and during this time we have
hosted thousands of children at the lifeboat station, the majority
from Somerset schools but also many from the Midlands and youth
have also had visits from Rotary clubs, Young Farmers, Round Tablers.
Many of the visits have been in conjunction with the hovercraft
group at BARB and Burnham Coastguards."
combined visits to the three rescue services are particularly
appreciated by schools in Dudley, Kidderminster, Cheltenham etc
as they combines an educational visit with a day at the seaside
towards the end of the summer term."
Tony Deahl at Poole's RNLI HQ with his certificate
website for Burnham-On-Sea