Learning the kiss of life

Times Education
Times Education

Junior pupils from Deer Park School, Wingerworth, had a lesson with a difference before the holidays – they studied first aid, staying safe and life-saving techniques.

And all the school, from age four to 11, also got the chance to climb aboard an ambulance to see if they could bring the ‘resus Annie dummy’ back to life

Working with their non-emergency transport contractors Ambuline, the Royal’s head of communications, Sarah Turner-Saint, piloted the first-aid day as part of Deer Park’s health week.

She said: “Ambuline had this fantastic idea to offer free training for schools and asked for our support.

“We thought Deer Park’s health week was a good place to start as the theme fitted perfectly. We taught the children basic techniques, like what to do if someone has a nosebleed or they have a fall from their bike.

We also raised awareness of resuscitation and they were all keen to have a go.”

In fact the day was such a success that Ambuline are willing to offer the free opportunity to more schools, with their staff able to attend a school for a day as part of a basic first-aid training exercise.