Kids enjoy first-aid class

Pupils from Deer Park try resuscitation with the Royal's Sarah Turner-Saint (left) and Ambuline's Vicky Pettit.
Pupils from Deer Park try resuscitation with the Royal's Sarah Turner-Saint (left) and Ambuline's Vicky Pettit.
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Junior pupils from Deer Park School in Wingerworth had a lesson with a difference before the school holidays when they studied first aid, staying safe and life saving techniques.

And all the school children aged from 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.”

The day was such a success that Ambuline is willing to offer the free opportunity to more schools with its staff able to attend a school for a day as part of a basic first-aid training exercise.

Find out more by calling Jacki Godfrey on 07891 126309 or e-mail jacki.godfrey@ambuline.com.