work helps Highbridge student gain Duke of Edinburgh Award
Highbridge school student has achieved a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze
Award through volunteering work at Burnham-On-Sea's lifeboat station.
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'.
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.
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."
has now started a further nine month volunteering placement at
the Lifeboat Station with commencement of the Duke of Edinburgh
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."