Volunteer pupils complete Lyme Regis lifeboat crew sessions

PUBLISHED: 15:00 08 December 2016

Young volunteers with helm Brian Street, left, and Deputy Launching Authority Ian Marshall, Picture: Richard Horobin

Young volunteers with helm Brian Street, left, and Deputy Launching Authority Ian Marshall, Picture: Richard Horobin

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Four teenagers have just completed six months learning what it takes to be a volunteer member of the RNLI crew in Lyme Regis.

Fourteen-year-olds Tyler Street, Freddie Whitehead, Charlotte Tucker and Alicia Briggs-Harrison at the town’s Woodroffe School, were carrying out the volunteer element of the bronze certificate for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

They attended the twice-monthly lifeboat crew training sessions and were instructed by deputy launching authority Ian Marshall and helm Brian Street.

Mr. Marshall said: “They were all very attentive and enthusiastic, and I think some of them may be future crew members.

“We dealt with tying knots, navigation, launch and recovery of the lifeboat and much more. But I think the most exciting part for them may have been the trip in the lifeboat.”

Student Tyler Street said: “It has been an amazing experience and good fun, and maybe one day I will follow my dad and my uncle and become a member of the lifeboat crew.”

All four also held their own fundraising events and presented the Lyme Regis RNLI crew with a donation of £317 at their final training session.


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