All Year 11 students at Lansdowne School have now taken part in a first aid training session. This was an idea that was originated from School Councillor Troy. This led to an invite for Karl from K & M First Aid Services being welcomed into our school to pass on some first aid skills.
The session started with a short Minions video. The pupils were then asked to identify as many of the various health risks that were being taken. This then led to a definition of what is meant by the term first aid. The Lansdowne students came up with the sentence:
“First aid is when you assist someone who is in need.”
Karl then asked who we should contact if we are in need of some help, or if we see someone who might need some assistance. Suggestions included parents, teachers or the ambulance service.
Another short video was then played. This showed how we can make a 999 call. The students were reminded that it was important to try and remain calm.
It was now time for the Lansdowne students to practice their own first aid skills. Karl talked the pupils through a number of different situations. These covered bleeding, lying on the floor, choking and bumps.
The character of Flat Stanley was introduced. The students were asked to demonstrate their first aid knowledge on Flat Stanley. Everyone had a chance to put into practice what we had just learnt.
All students were presented with a certificate and a book at the close of the session. We would like to thank Karl and his colleague for very kindly volunteering their time to help the Year 11 students.