Storm makes waves at Sheringham primary school

Gail Barker and some of the children in their nautically themed mufti clothes presenting Sheringham

Gail Barker and some of the children in their nautically themed mufti clothes presenting Sheringham Lifeboat Operations manager Brian Farrow with the cheque for 600. Photo: www.christaylorphoto.co.uk - Credit: www.christaylorphoto.co.uk

Sheringham Community Primary School have been learning about the RNLI community and finding out more about our local lifeboat station in Sheringham.

The pupils invited some of the lifeboat's crew - Jamie Crisp, Kate Munro and Chris Taylor - to their assembly so they can see some of the protective clothing they need to wear for 'shouts' and exercises.

During the assembly Stormy Stan made a guest appearance and requested that one of the teachers, Mr Perrem, dressed up in the lifeboat clothing against the clock. Of course, Mr Perrem was happy to take on the challenge with lots of encouragement from the children and staff!

There was also an opportunity for the children to ask the crew questions.

Chris stayed for the morning and was interviewed by the Year 6 children about his role with the RNLI and how this fits in with his work and family life. The children had an opportunity to have a closer look and even try on Chris' protective clothing.

During RNLI week, the school raises money every year with a nautical mufti and fundraising cake stalls. In the past the children have raised enough money to buy the crew eleven pairs of lifeboat boots (at £45 a pair).

As well as the crew visiting school, the children are learning Sea Shanty Songs during music lessons, listening to seafaring stories, have discussed how to stay safe near water and what to do in an emergency.

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Some year groups have arranged to visit a local lifeboat station where they can see the boat and equipment up close and again talk to crew members to find out more.