Mascot named as Leo the Lifeguard

Head lifeguard Benjamin Hall, lifeguard Garry Cairns, Liam, Ellie Mae and 'Cerys (front)
Head lifeguard Benjamin Hall, lifeguard Garry Cairns, Liam, Ellie Mae and 'Cerys (front)
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Children at West Rise School have decided upon a name for Eastbourne Lifeguard’s new mascot.

Ellie Mae, pictured in the centre, came up with Leo the Lifeguard as the winning name

Cerys (right) came second with Sunny Jim and Liam (left) came third with Shariff the Shark Slayer.

Head lifeguard Benjamin Hall and lifeguard Garry Cairns attended the school to meet the children with the new mascot.

Leo the Lifeguard is to be used for community outreach work as well as promoting Eastbourne’s Tyro Lifeguard course – a lifeguarding course for children between eight and 14 run throughout the school holidays.