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Northbourne Park School visits Ramsgate Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

One of the first school visits of 2017 at Ramsgate’s RNLI lifeboat station took place last Tuesday when pupils from the pre-prep ‘Rabbit’ class from Northbourne Park School visited.

School pupils in lifeboat crew kit room

RNLI/Northbourne Park School

Northbourne school pupils learn about lifeboat crew kit

The class who were spending the day learning about the work and some of the history of Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour spent over two hours at the boathouse for their pre-arranged visit. They were shown around the all weather and inshore lifeboats and were told about the work of the RNLI, meeting some of the Ramsgate lifeboat crew. After dressing up in some of the mini Musto crew and RNLI lifeguard kit for photo opportunities one young man on departure described his visit as ‘awesome’.

Such visits can only take place by pre-arrangement and for more information please contact the station’s press officer, details below.

RNLI media contacts

  • John Ray, Volunteer RNLI Press Officer, Ramsgate on 07759 480825 john.g.ray@talk21.com
  • Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207426, 07785 296252 tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
  • Paul Dunt, RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207416, 07786 668825 paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk
  • For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789
Pupils aboard Ramsgate's AWB

RNLI/Norhbourne Park School

Northbourne Park School pupils aboard Ramsgate's AWB

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland