Stormy Stan comes to see kids at Jel­li­tots

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

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.

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