Last week we had St John’s Ambulance in to run a brief first aid course at appropriate developmental levels for our classes. St John’s know that even basic first aid can save a life. It was a great experience for all and I would like to include the letter below from a parent thanking us for this opportunity….
Just wanted to take a moment and say a big thank you for the incursion my children had today. I’m not sure if the whole school participated.———– has been practicing his DR ABCD since he got home and has just shown my husband what he learnt.
As a first aider myself I have kept my first aid qualifications up to date since I was 16 years old, including annual CPR refreshers and recently my girls attended a surf life saving camp where they also learnt the basics.
I believe it is necessary for all children to understand the concept and have never seen our school hold such a workshop.