Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Spreading the word

Is something which we as lifeboat crew feel pretty passionate about. We strongly believe that what we do is vital work and worthy of being brought to as many people's attention as possible. Therefore it is no surprise that there is no shortage of volunteers from the crew when we are asked to give talks and presentations to people.

Yesterday Becky, Deasy and I went over to Lady St Mary's school in Wareham to talk to their Key Stage 1 and 2 children about our work and also to deliver the standard SeaSafety message. Not surprisingly we had a pretty enthusiastic and captive audience.

Of course, I'm pretty used to this sort of thing so it holds no fears for me. However, Becky and Deasy both found it a bit more intimidating. I think they were also both surprised by how hard you have to try to lower the level of your language when speaking to such a young audience (John struggles not to talk like a design engineer)!

Anyway, a great visit and thanks to Ginna (Miss Presland), the staff and pupils of Lady St Mary's for being so welcoming and their hospitality.

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