Stormy Stan comes to see kids at Jellitots
WICKLOW RNLI made waves at Jellytots Pre-School as volunteer crew members explained the important role they play in protecting lives in danger of being lost to the sea.
18 tots attending the pre-school on St Patrick’s Avenue were present for the talk, ranging in age from two and a half up to five.
The youngsters were encouraged to dress up, or down, in their favourite ‘jim jams’ for a special PJ Day to mark the visit of members of Wicklow Lifeboats.
There was great excitement when Stormy Stan arrived, accompanied by volunteer crew members Dean Mulvihill and John Hayden. Stormy Stan is the RNLI mascot and he made sure he was bearing gifts when he arrived at the pre-school.
The RNLI members talked about their work and the training involved, while also bringing along some of their equipment for demonstrations. RNLI merchandise such as pens, stickers and colouring books were presented to all the children, who also enjoyed some treats due to their exemplary behaviour. Parents agreed to make donations towards Wicklow Lifeboats, who will be Grand Marshals at this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.
Stormy Sam and RNLI volunteer Dean Mulvihill with teacher Angela Thompson and the students of Jellytots Preschool, who had a PJ Day last Friday to raise money for Mary Nolan Hickey’s ‘Lap of the Map’ and the RNLI.