Young Person Presentations


Speaking to youth groups or schools is really a great privilege for me. Educating kids about water safety is fundamental to saving lives at sea and a core part of our prevention work. The more young people we can reach with our water safety messages, the more lives we can save now and in the future. As an Education Presenter I really can make a lifesaving difference. Also talking to young people about our volunteer crew and fundraisers helps them understand the vital role volunteers play in our everyday lives.

Talks are designed to be appropriate for the age of the group and usually explore the work of the RNLI and then concentrate on water / beach safety.

Please feel free to discuss your event and agree any special requirements.

As a final note, if you are aware of any sensitive incidents relating to water safety within your community that could cause undue stress or upset, please let our volunteer know before the presentation. Likewise if you need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know as soon as possible.


The RNLI treats the safeguarding of the children we come into contact with as a priority and is fully committed to their safety and well-being. All education volunteers have been through our own safeguarding measures including self-declaration, observation and training.

Please can we ask you to ensure that an adult who is in regulated activity is present throughout the presentation who can take responsibility for behaviour.

If you have any queries regarding our safeguarding procedures please contact us in advance of the visit so that we can answer any questions you may have.


We are a charity and our volunteer crew receive no wages, yet they are prepared to brave high winds and heavy seas 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We do not charge for any part of our education service, however if you can support us by holding a fundraising event or by making a donation we would be extremely grateful. If you would like some support with your fundraising please ask the presenter on the day or contact us directly.