Kids learn life lessons

Cambois Primary School pupils have been learning vital life saving lessons.
Cambois Primary School pupils have been learning vital life saving lessons.

Youngsters from a county primary school have been learning vital life saving lessons.

Pupils at Cambois Primary School joined St John Ambulance on Friday for the Big First Aid Lesson.

The initiative is a free, one hour, online first aid training session filmed live and streamed directly into classrooms across the north east.

School Headteacher Marianne Allan said: “As a school we believe that first aid is a life skill that everyone should learn.

“We are having a whole school first aid day, wearing yellow and green and learning about life saving skills.

“The Big First Aid Lesson will be an exciting part of our dedicated first aid day and our students are looking forward to tuning in.”

The Big First Aid Lesson will teach students how to respond to emergencies, such as asthma attacks and head injuries so they have the skills and confidence to be the difference between life and death.

The only equipment schools need to take part is an internet connection and a screen (such as an interactive whiteboard) for their pupils to watch in the classroom or during assembly.

Simon Dunn, regional director, St John Ambulance North East, said: “We’re asking teachers to commit just one hour of their timetables to our event so every student can learn how to save a life – it could be the most important lesson they ever learn.”