Whitby youngsters learn about dangers of the sea

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PUPILS at Whitby’s Caedmon School learnt about safety at the coast and by rivers in a demonstration by coastguard Paul Waugh.

Paul is a volunteer for the Royal Lifesaving Society and has also served as a volunteer coastguard for 13 years.

Caedmon’s assistant headteacher Craig Sewell said: “I thought it was the right time of year to invite Paul in to give all the pupils a water safety demonstration.

“He told them about making use of anything available for someone in difficulty in the water like a football, for example, to help them stay afloat.

“He also told them about the best ways of using any safety devices that are available including throw lines and buoyancy rings and about the significance of the warning flags on the coast.”

Mr Waugh said: “I’m trying to raise awareness of the dangers on our coast and waterways particularly to schoolchildren and other groups in the Whitby area.”