To the Rescue

Learn about brave lifesavers whose jobs it is to help others.
RNLI To The Rescue activity slides
  • 30 minutes
  • Optional: display equipment
  • Required: printer
  • RNLI engagement and awareness

Children will discover the work of RNLI lifeboat crews and lifeguards, what volunteering is and why it’s important to help others even if you’re not receiving a reward.

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They’ll also learn how to recognise rescuers by what kit they wear – and why this specialist kit is important. Activity included to create a class presentation about lifeguards and lifeboat crew members.

Play this video to help share our key water safety messages and bring the work of the RNLI to life for your young people.

What to do next

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RNLI education presenter Jon Yabbesley with pupils at Pucklechurch Primary School in Bristol.
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Young children in a classroom learning about water safety from an RNLI lifeguard
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Lionel Lukin's patent for the world's first unsinkable boat
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