First Aid training

Jo ConwayCoCurricular, Senior School

Our Form 2 pupils have been learning first aid as part of their Outdoor Education lessons.

Being equipped to respond to a medical emergency provides our pupils with crucial life skills which may be needed at any time, including when out on activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards or the Ten Tors Challenge. Although they may never encounter a critical situation, the chances are they will one day need to apply their first aid knowledge and really help someone in a time of need.

With basic first aid training, our pupils are introduced to fundamental, transferable skills. Learning how to contact emergency services is invaluable, and it also indirectly enhances communication and confidence. It also encourages them to work as a team, as well as developing patience and an ability to listen to others. These versatile skills will continue to benefit them throughout their lives.