Published: December 9, 2013
Lifeboat work helps Highbridge student gain Duke of Edinburgh Award

A Highbridge school student has achieved a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award through volunteering work at Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat station.

King Alfred School pupil Jayme Gower, a Year 11 student, completed over six months at the station, turning up in all weathers to help out with both training exercises and emergency 'shouts'.

During her time at the station, Jayme contributed towards several fundraising events and took part in routine training exercises on a regular basis and also went out to sea on the lifeboats to witness practical crew training at first hand.

Lifeboat Training Coordinator Lyndon Baker said: "Jayme has proven a real asset to the station in her time here and easily fitted in, becoming an integral part of the team."

"She has now started a further nine month volunteering placement at the Lifeboat Station with commencement of the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award."

Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat spokesman Mike Lang added: "Training with the RNLI can be exciting, but a sense of commitment is essential. Jayme has worked hard, justly deserves her award, and we look forward to her eventual silver award."


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