Key Stage 2 children undertook a first aid programme last week. The aim of the course was to increase pupils' knowledge and skills, in a safe friendly manner, ensuring that if they are ever in an emergency situation they will know how to react safely.

The First Aid programme included:

• How to make a clear and efficient call to the emergency services

• Keeping safe in an emergency

• Dealing with some common injuries and treatment, such as Cuts and bleeding, head injuries

• Airway Obstruction: Choking

• Lifesaving skills including how to perform CPR

• When a defibrillator might be needed - also a chance to have a go on a practice AED.

The children have really enjoyed the sessions and it has been wonderful seeing them practicing their new skills during the course.