A GROUP of scouts paid an educational visit to a lifeboat station.

The Oakley’s and Ramsey Scout Group’s beavers and cubs recently visited the Harwich RNLI station, in The Quay, Harwich.

During the visit children aged between six and ten learned about the RNLI’s life-saving role and how to stay safe in and on water.

Hailey O’Riordan, the scout leader, said the visit was great, well run and very informative.

She said: “The volunteers adapted the information for our younger visitors to ensure it was easily understood.

“We looked at the inland lifeboat, various kit and watched a short video on the RNLI and the wonderful work they do.

“The whole experience was fantastic for the children.

“Living so close to the sea it’s imperative children understand the water can be a dangerous place if not treated with respect.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to RNLI for such a fun and informative visit.”

Beavers and cubs visited the lifeboat station on March 10.