Our RNLI visitor - Mr Readhead
Our visitor from the RNLI came in today and what a lovely afternoon we had learning even more about Grace Horsely Darling!
We looked at some of the modern day equipment that we use now and compared it to the equipment Grace had to use when she did her daring rescue with her father.
There is even a lifeboat named after our very own river Trent.
The most expensive lifeboat to purchase is the 'Shannon' which costs £2.2 million and then you need a special trailer to get it into the water - another £1.3 million.
We found out that 95% of the RNLI staff have a normal day job and have a special pager that tells them when they are needed for an emergency. They do not get paid for saving peoples lives! They are volunteers.
The children realised how important it is for people to raise funds for this charity as a way of saying thank you to all of the RNLI who help to keep us safe at the seaside and on our rivers.
Click here to see some of the things we found out about. The children sat beautifully and listened so carefully to Mr Readhead. He let us know later that day how impressed he was with all of the class.