On Tuesday 14th March, Year Five enjoyed a brilliant Mini First Aid workshop. The children in 5A and 5B took part in a series of activities, from learning about how to treat an unconscious person by putting them into the recovery position, whilst also practising CPR on dummies – an essential, life-saving skill to help someone who isn’t breathing or who’s heart has stopped beating. The children learnt how to help people who have suffered burns (make sure there’s plenty of cling film at home!!); people who are bleeding; even when people are choking and they might need back blows or abdominal thrusts.
The instructor, Lorraine, said how amazing all the children were, listening carefully at all times and realising how important the workshop was. The emphasis was always about ‘getting help’ and for the children to make sure that, in an emergency, there’s always somebody on their way to help – whether that be an adult or making sure that they’ve called 999. Another top tip from Lorraine was that she told the children to make sure they know their post code and house number; that way, the emergency services would be able to respond even quicker.