Youngsters learn more about life-saving charity

Children at Embleton's Vincent Edwards Primary School learnt about the RNLI, thanks to a special visit from a D-Class lifeboat.

Saturday, 26th November 2016, 2:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 9:29 am
The children from Embleton's Vincent Edwards Primary SchooL enjoyed the visit from the lifeboat.

The vessel, which is from the Lifeboat Collage, has been used at Craster Lifeboat Station for capsize training.

Local operations manager Kevin Brown said: “It’s great to be able to let the children get into the boat and see the equipment for themselves. You can talk about a lot of what goes on in the RNLI, but if you let the children see for themselves, especially the younger ones, I think they take it in better.

“The children saw how to use the personal safety equipment and how to operate a life jacket. We have received some lovely letters from the children thanking us for taking the lifeboat to their school.”