CHILDREN from Hugh Sexey Middle School in Blackford were delighted to receive a visit from six lifeboat volunteers.

All Year Five pupils took part in an assembly and five workshops with the volunteers from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The students found out what the charity does and learnt about safety in the water, the beach and in mud - which is a particular problem along the local coastline.

The children even had the opportunity to climb aboard a D-Class RNLI lifeboat, which was brought to the school especially for the event.

Head of year, Theresa Warrell, said: “We were very grateful to the RNLI crew of volunteers for organising this exciting and informative morning, which contributed to a wider study of safety in the curriculum.

“Year Five pupils are now designing posters to highlight the ‘Dangers of Mud’. The best of these posters will be displayed at Burnham Lifeboat Station during the summer season.”