Children enjoy a trip to Blyth RNLI

Youngsters from the Isabella Youth Project with one of Blyth RNLI's lifeboats.
Youngsters from the Isabella Youth Project with one of Blyth RNLI's lifeboats.

A group of youngsters have been given a first-hand look at the work of life-savers.

Children from the Isabella Youth Project in Blyth visited the town’s RNLI Lifeboat Station.

They were shown the equipment the lifeboat crew wears and were given a detailed explanation on the importance of each item, before getting an opportunity to try on some of the equipment themselves.

The children then went on to look at one of the lifeboats and to see all the life-saving equipment it carries.

Afterwards, they took part in a team-building exercise, which saw them strap one of the group into a stretcher and carry them a short distance.

They rounded off the visit by watching two videos about rescues at sea carried out by the lifeboat crew.