New Pitsligo primary pupils visit Broch Lifeboat Station

Pupils from New Pitsligo School visited Fraserburgh Lifeboat recently.
Pupils from New Pitsligo School visited Fraserburgh Lifeboat recently.

Pupils from a North-east school made a visit to the Lifeboat Station in Fraserburgh recently.

Primary 2/3 pupils from New Pitsligo School visited the Lifeboat on Monday.

A total of 25 children had a look around the station and the lifeboat itself, while also learning about the history of the RNLI.

Lifeboat Coxswain Victor Sutherland told the youngsters that since the RNLI was founded 191 years ago, the organisation has saved over 140,000 lives at sea.

One of the station’s busiest times of the year for school visits, it was hoped the trip would make the children more aware of the work of the lifeboat.

After the Lifeboat Station, pupils were due to visit the Museum of Lighthouses as part of their trip.

Coxswain Victor Sutherland said: “We always look forward to school visits - because it could be our future crew that we’re speaking to.

“Regardless of how much they remember from the visit, we always try to plug a few safety messages.

“Even if they remember a few bits of information, that’ll be great.”

Class teacher Mrs Mellin commented: “We’ve been doing ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ as our project so we wanted to come here to experience being on a lifeboat, then we’re off to the Lighthouse and hopefully we’ll make the learning relevant to our project.”

Stuartfield School visited the Museum on Wednesday (yesterday).