As part of our ‘People Who Help Us’ topic P1/2 visited Dunbar RNLI. We went on Tuesday. First we watched a video about what lifeboat workers do. Next we went in a lifeboat – but not on the sea. Kenny showed us all the things you need to have in the lifeboat. He is the lifeboat engineer. We also saw the rescue jeep and got our photo taken. They need to have a rescue jeep because the big lifeboat is kept at Torness and the workers need to be able to get there quickly.
After the lifeboat centre we went to Dunbar leisure centre. There we met Cathy who showed us around. Cathy is a lifeguard. After our tour we went to the activity hall and did first aid. We bandaged our classmates and practiced our CPR on Ann the dummie. Then we role played at being lifeguards and resuced our friends from the ‘pool’.
We learned lots on our trip and would like to go back again. We returned to school feeling happy…and hungry. We had a good day.
Today we were visited by PC Lynn Black who came to give us a talk on People Who Help Us and how to keep ourselves safe. We were also lucky enough to go out and see the police car…apologies to people in their beds for the loud siren!
We were also visited by a nurse. Her name was Jenn. She told us about her work and we completed health checks on ourselves. We found out our height and our pulse. We were also allowed to use the stethoscope.