Students at Saint Paul’s have undergone first aid training, an important and extremely valuable life skill.
The school believes that the students need a good understanding of First Aid in case of an emergency. When someone is having a heart attack, has serious bleeding, choking, is unconscious or in cardiac arrest, knowing what to do to help keep them alive until professional help arrives can give their chances of survival a significant boost.
The Year 7 students looked at how to treat someone with a bad burn, a broken arm and a bad bleed. They learned how to do CPR and how to put someone in the recovery position.
“These are extremely valuable and important skills, equipping the students with the knowledge which could be the difference between life and death,” explained Mrs Angie Holland from Saint Paul’s. “We also noticed that learning first aid helps students to build self-confidence, social interaction and self-esteem in addition to team work and communication skills.”
Mr Alex Hren, Head Teacher, said: “Every year, too many people die in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live. We are aiming to equip our entire school with the confidence and ability to save a life.”