People who help us: Sea and air rescue

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By Jenni Tavenerearly years teacher and writer

Find out about coastguards, lifeguards and air ambulance crew, and how they help people in danger

Sea & air rescue

1 Coastguard and the lifeboat

Create a floating lifeboat

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Designing and Making

Development matters: are curious and interested in making things happen (22-36 months); join construction pieces together to build and balance (30-50 months).

Early learning goal: select the tools and techniques they need to shape, assemble and join materials they are using.

What you need

Group size: small groups.

Images and stories featuring coastguards such as ‘Colin the Coastguard’ – visit Colin the Coastguard and volunteer lifeboat crew members – visit RNLI – silver foil; plastic and polystyrene trays; card; paper; fabric; strong tape; glue; child-safe stapler; child scissors; permanent marker pens; water tray.

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