We welcomed volunteers from the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute) into school to deliver a special presentation to our Year 7 students about lifesaving skills involving water. This session was delivered to Years 8, 9 and 10 last year. Following this session, selected personal development classes took part in some special lifesaving practical sessions to learn in more detail about how to save a life when someone gets into difficulty around or involving water. As our school community is so close to the beach and sea, it is really important that our young people are confident in how to act safely around water and also how to support someone who gets into difficulty in the water. It is also worth remembering that the RNLI is a charity – they are not an official emergency service. Therefore, all of their funding comes from donations, so it is important that when they are called out to rescue someone, then it is only in a real emergency situation.