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Fawley Infant School first visitors to RNLI Calshot in two years



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FAWLEY Infant School pupils had the privilege of being the first visitors in two years to tour RNLI Calshot's station.

Having been forced to close to the public during the pandemic, the crew was thrilled to welcome the youngsters through the doors.

Accompanied by staff, reception and Year 2 pupils got the chance to meet crew members and see the equipment they use to rescue people who get in trouble on the open sea.

Fawley Infant School teacher Daniel Spiers with Calshot RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew Darren Taylor and Kelley Leonard (picture: Justyn Leonard)
Fawley Infant School teacher Daniel Spiers with Calshot RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew Darren Taylor and Kelley Leonard (picture: Justyn Leonard)

The children were also taught about water safety and the role of the RNLI.

Teacher Daniel Spiers said: "The children loved meeting all the volunteers, getting to go on the boats and hearing all about the amazing work that they do. It was a wonderful experience; well managed and informative for all the children."

Calshot Lifeboat spokesperson Justyn Leonard added: "Today was very special for everyone at Calshot, finally being able to open our doors and welcome visitors back into the station in a safe and secure environment has been a long time coming.

"We’re looking forward to welcoming many more members of the local community into the station in the coming weeks and months."

Visiting the station at Calshot activity centre is by appointment only – call 02380 893509.



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