Sea safety colouring competition reaps prizes

Exmouth RNLI presented pupils from The Beacon Primary School with prizes after a sea safety colouring competition.

Pupils from the Beacon Primary School have been presented with prizes by Exmouth RNLI following sea safety lessons.

The year one pupils recently visited the seafront lifeboat station, near Maer Rocks, where they learned the role the RNLI plays in the community.

The pupils were set a colouring challenge where the lucky youngsters were presented with prizes when volunteer lifeboat crew member Robert ‘Tommo’ Thompson visited the school with deputy launching authority David Ashman and lifeboat visits officer Carol Ashman.

The children’s entries are to go on display in the lifeboat stations’ viewing gallery, above the RNLI shop, in Queens Drive.

The RNLI visitors also thanked pupils for their efforts raising �30 for the charity after holding a bake sale.

The youngster’s visit to the boathouse was the culmination of a series of classroom sea safety lessons.

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Teacher Mrs Williams said: “The pupils enjoyed seeing how big the boat really was and the scale of the work the crew do during an emergency.

“The trip brought our learning to life, especially how quickly they have to get ready and rush out in all hours and all weather.

“The children wanted to get involved and raise some money through a cake stall to support what they do.”