National drowning prevention charity, the Royal Life Saving Society UK chose Droitwich Lido for a photoshoot this week.

RLSS UK staff and children from the local area took over the outdoor pool yesterday (Wednesday) morning to shoot images to promote its Rookie Lifeguard and Survive & Save awards and well as its National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

The awards educate children and teach them key life skills which ultimately support the charity’s aim of reducing drownings in the UK. RLSS UK lifeguards make up more than 95 per cent of pool lifeguards in the UK.

RLSS UK’s Lifesaving Director, Adrian Lole, said: “The Lido is the perfect place to show how much fun our lifesaving awards can be while raising awareness of what we do and what’s on offer for anyone aged eight-years-old and up.

“We would like to thank staff at the Lido for making us so welcome and, of course, the local children who were our fantastic models for the day. Everyone enjoyed themselves and it was a great morning in a fantastic location.”

Droitwich Lido manager, Sandra Webb, said: “It was great to welcome RLSS UK to the Lido for the photoshoot. All of our lifeguards are RLSS UK lifeguards and we were more than happy to support the charity in its work.”