Five teenagers who spent six months learning the ropes with the RNLI were thanked for their hard work with a trip in the town’s lifeboat.

The group, from Woodroffe School, are working towards their Duke of Edinburgh awards and have spent the last six months attending training sessions at the Lyme Regis lifeboat station to complete the volunteer section of the scheme.

The lifeboat trip marked the end of their sessions with the team.

Helm Brian Street took each of the students to sea one at a time with other crew members. Two of the teenagers are Brian’s sons, Logan, 15, and Tyler, 17, who are hoping to join the crew soon.

Another of the group, Rafferty Porter, 15, is the son of Steve Porter, who is a deputy launching authority (DLA) at the lifeboat station.

As he came ashore, Rafferty said: “That trip in the lifeboat was so cool, so much fun, and who knows, I might join the crew one day.”

The other two students were Jack Evans, 15, and Merlin Thompson, 14.

Brian Street, a helm with the lifeboat for 15 years, said: “For the past six months, these young men have been shown rope work, navigation methods, chart work and all about the workings of the lifeboat and the station as a whole.”

Former DLA Ian Marshall and DLA Steve Porter also worked with the youngsters.