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St John Ambulance deliver presentations to students on basic first aid skills

Michelle Bayford from St John Ambulance delivered presentations to Years 7 and 8 on basic first aid skills.  Year 7 were informed about how to deal with bleeding and how to assess the scene of an incident where first aid might be required.  In the summer, Year 8 were given CPR training and this session supported recapping the important things to remember when assessing the casualty and giving CPR.  In addition, Year 8 were also instructed on how to give first aid on breaks, fractures and sprains.  Both year groups asked many good questions and listened really well.  Instruction on CPR is planned for Year 7 later in the academic year.  This forms part of the citizenship/PSHE curriculum and supports the school’s wider philosophy to encourage service above self.