Badgers visit Exmouth’s lifeboat station

PUBLISHED: 16:26 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:26 05 June 2017

Badgers at Exmouth Lifeboat Station. Picture: Exmouth RNLI

Badgers at Exmouth Lifeboat Station. Picture: Exmouth RNLI

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A group of St John Ambulance ‘badgers’ from across the West Country have visited Exmouth’s lifeboat station.

More than 30 youngsters, accompanied by 20 adults, visited the Queen’s Drive facility as part of an activities week to celebrate 30 years of St John Ambulance.

The children, between the ages of seven and 10, based their week at Bristol Schools Camp, at Orcombe Point.

One of the activities was a visit to the station to see both the Shannon-class R and J Welburn and the D-class George Bearman II lifeboats and to hear about the work crew volunteers do.

Exmouth Lifeboat’s Bill Lodge said: “The badgers were divided into four groups of eight and took turns to see the lifeboats and learn important coastal safety messages.

“We enjoyed hosting the young visitors who are learning to be the next generation lifesavers.”

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