A day of fundraising at St Joseph’s Primary, Broadstairs has raised a fantastic total of £229 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), a charity at the centre of the academy's Thanet community.
Celebrating the colours of the RNLI, all of St Joseph's children were asked to choose blue and orange themed clothes for a non-uniform day, which saw them learning about the work the charity does to educate, save lives and keep us safe.
A volunteer from the local branch of the RNLI gave an assembly to talk about the history of the charity and the tireless work carried out on the beach, in rescues at sea, flood situations and in outreach work by beach lifeguards, station crews and volunteer officers.
The assembly was then followed by a trip to the lifeboat station at Ramsgate where some of pupils gained a deeper insight into the work of the lifeboat crew with a hands on tour of the station and boat (see photos below).
St Joseph's pupils are very conscious and proud of their maritime heritage and absorbed the messages about heroism, mutual support and safety. We know that the funds raised will be put to good use in their local area and would like to thank Vanessa Ray of the RNLI for an inspiring, interactive talk about the charity.