A day of fundraising at St. Joseph’s raised £229 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a charity at the centre of our Thanet Community.
Celebrating the colours of the RNLI, all our children were asked to choose blue and orange themed clothes for a non-uniform day learning about the work the charity does to educate, save lives and keep us safe. A volunteer from the local branch of the RNLI gave an assembly to talk about the history of the charity and the tireless work carried out on the beach, in rescues at sea, flood situations and in outreach work by beach lifeguards, station crews and volunteer officers.
The assembly was followed by a trip to the lifeboat station at Ramsgate where some pupils gained a deeper insight into the work of the lifeoat crew with a hands on tour of the station and boat.
Our pupils are very conscious and proud of our maritime heritage and absorbed the messages about heroism, mutual support and safety. We know that the funds raised will be pt to good use in our local area and would like to thank Vanessa Ray for an inspiring, interactive talk about the charity.