After heavy rain in the morning, a bus picked us up from school and drove us to the Cullen Bay Marina. We were met by our boat skipper and crew, a photographer and a reporter from the NT News and the Westpac bank manager. Luckily, the rain stopped and we were taken aboard the rescue boat in two groups.
The first group boarded the boat in Cullen Bay Marina and were taken through Cullen Bay Lock. The boat took us past many Darwin landmarks, including Mindil Beach and the Museum. Our skipper, Tony, explained all about the role of a rescue boat crew member, showed us the boat's rescue equipment and told us some exciting rescue stories.
Back on land, while the second group went out on the boat, students were given an interesting talk about beach saftey, both in and out of the water. Students dressed up in life guard uniforms and were given some momentos to take home.
We had morning tea at Cullen Bay before returning to school. When asked about their favourite part of the day, the students replied, "Going really fast on the rescue boat.".