In May, the year 4 children were lucky enough to have a visit from Gail & Andy from the East Midlands Ambulance Service. The children learnt all about basic first aid and how they might even be able to save someone’s life.
They had the opportunity to ask lots of questions and find out what it is really like to be a paramedic or ambulance technician.
They began their training by being taught about burns and scolds and then they learnt how to bandage wounds. Then, they were taught all about the DRS ABC.
This stands for: Danger, Response, Shout, Airway, Breathing, CPR. Once they had carried out all of their checks, they were taught how to do CPR on a casualty who is not breathing, using Annie Dolls.
Andy and Gail then showed the children all of the life-saving equipment in the ambulance and some of the children were wired up to the defibrillator equipment, so that we could all have a look at their heart rates and blood pressure.
The children really enjoyed their training and each child received a special gift at the end of the day to take home with them.