SAVING LIVES AT SEA & THE REMARKABLE RNLI
Workshop: 14th September 2023
During our session with Bishopston Comprehensive, we had the privilege of working with students who are also active members of the local Langland and Mumbles lifesaving club.
We delved into a wide array of topics concerning sea conditions, tides, the history of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), and the impending 200-year anniversary. Our exploration also extended to lifeguard flags and the vital role the community plays in the collective effort to save lives at sea.
The older students from Bishopston Comprehensive joined forces with the year five and six pupils from Bishopston Primary School in a series of engaging rotational activities. In this capacity, they assumed the role of educators, leading sessions on beach safety, the symbolism of lifeguard flags, the theory behind tides and sea conditions, and even creating a captivating sand art depiction representing the 506 lives saved by the RNLI in Wales in 2022.
As the day drew to a close, the older students donned wetsuits, reaffirming their lifesaving skills and gaining a fresh perspective on how their knowledge and unwavering dedication contribute to the enduring tradition of saving lives at sea.
Below is a snapshot of some of the things that the pupils got up to during their workshop