CHILDREN from Chaddesley Corbett Primary School were given a valuable lesson in staying safe in water following a visit from a lifesaving service.

Members of the Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) spoke to pupils at the school about keeping safe around inshore waters and to talk about the work they carry out.

Volunteers from the specialist marine and land search rescue service brought along their vehicle and boat, which proved a hit with youngsters who enjoyed testing out the siren.

Emma James, head teacher at Chaddesley School said: “We were delighted to welcome SARA to our school and they did a great job of highlighting the dangers of entering inshore waters, such as lakes, rivers and quarries.

“We wanted our pupils to be aware of how to avoid these perils and keep themselves safe.”