First aid course gives Junior School pupils opportunity to save lives

Pupils on first aid course

Pupils in year six now know exactly how to deal with injuries ranging from minor to life threatening after taking part in a St John Ambulance first aid course last week.

Aided by teaching staff, the course taught the children how to dress wounds, treat those with suspected fractures and even what to do if a patient is suffering from internal bleeding. Resuscitation dummies were also used to help train pupils in how to administer CPR, while our first aiders also took turns to “collapse” in order to put their friends’ new skills to the test.

Beth Garnett, Nicole Tunney and Bethany Carter from Y6M all enjoyed the course:

Thank you to St John Ambulance for giving us this opportunity to save lives. We would also like to thank the teachers for taking on the challenge and dealing with some rather squeamish children!

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