Students Receive Lesson In Beach Safety

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East Lindsey Lifeguard Tom Roberts (centre) is pictured on a visit to Tollbar Academy with students, (l-r) Amelia Kirby, Luke Wright, Brandon Burden and Grace Taylor.

Year 7 students were given a lesson in water safety from East Lindsey Lifeguard Tom Roberts, who spoke about the hidden dangers of local beaches.

The Citizenship students listened as Tom explained about tides and sandbanks, and the dangers of getting trapped. He also took along some of the life-saving equipment he uses. He warned students to always stay between red and yellow flags on a beach with a lifeguard, and he explained that a red flag means that is is unsafe to enter the water and that to escape rip currents you have to swim to the sides.

Tom said: "It's important, especially around here, to learn about the dangers of going to the beach and into the sea. They were a good inquisitive group of students."

Student Amelia Kirby said: "We learnt about safety in the water and about what different flags mean and how to keep safe. I am amazed at how much kit lifeguards have."

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