The Hibbert Assembly
FOR THOSE IN PERIL IN THE SEA
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|Ask pupils how old they think you have to be to become a member of a lifeboat crew.
|Tell them that one lifeboat, in south Wales, is crewed by young people between the ages of sixteen and eighteen.
|Explain that the boat is based at Atlantic College, which is an international sixth form college, at St.Donat's Castle on the Welsh coast, and is for young people from all parts of the world.
|Tell the pupils that the first head of the college was an Admiral with years of service in the navy behind him. It was his idea that students at the college could learn how to save lives if they followed the Royal National Lifeboat Institution training programme.
|The Admiral also designed a lifeboat - a rigid-hull inflatable - for use in the shallow coastal waters as well as further out to sea.
|Tell them that 1999 marks the 175 anniversary of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Lifeboat crews have saved thousands of lives. In the past 36 years, since it was founded, the students at Atlantic College have saved almost 100 lives.
|Tell the pupils that every student at Atlantic College is expected to undertake some form of community service. Working as a team, young people from many different nations learn how to live together in peace and how to help to make the world a safer and better place.
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