First Aid Training: Activity Revived For Years 6, 7 and 8
After a fallow year or two, First Aid has been reintroduced to the Co-Curricular Programme at Bede’s Prep as part of the ‘Life Skills’ Programme.
As part of the scheme, pupils from Years 6, 7 and 8 have been learning how to stem a bleed, bandage, treat an unconscious casualty, resuscitate, help someone who is choking, and deal with asthma attacks and allergic reactions.
Sessions are always very hands-on and the children are taught in small groups, using training aids including resuscitation dolls, wounds, a choking vest, a defibrillator and adrenaline auto injector pens.
Children on the scheme then have an assessment after the half-term is over and receive a certificate and First Aider badge if they demonstrate that they are competent.
All ten pupils in the last group passed and our lead nurse, Mrs Frame, was most impressed with their depth of knowledge and understanding.
Humbling to think that these young individuals might use these skills one day to save somebody’s life…
With an NHS-worthy waiting list forming of children wanting to take part, I now hope to introduce the option for Years 3, 4 and 5 and have everything crossed that it will be just as popular with the younger members of the Bede’s community.