This year Dame Janet Primary Academy has nominated the Ramsgate RNLI as their charity of the year, raising money through disco’s and non-uniform days.

The school have also made good use of the RNLI education program, with every class in the school visiting the lifeboat house to learn about the important work they do keeping our coastline safe.

Diane McGrath, year 4 teacher at DJPA said “We had a great time finding out what lifeguards wear whilst at sea and learning about different equipment needed on the different boats. The children were excited to be able to see the in-shore lifeboat up close.”

The RNLI team arrange educational visits to local clubs, organisations and community groups, they also go into schools to give illustrated talks as well as visiting nursing homes and anyone else who is interested.

On Friday 28th the Mayor of Ramsgate dropped into one of these visits to see the team in action and present them with a cheque to help fund lifeboat maintenance and vital equipment for volunteers to keep the station running so that they can continue their job of saving lives at sea.