A Visit from Saint John Ambulance
Mrs Dickinson organised with Jo from St John Ambulance, for the whole school to attend 2 first aid lessons with their class.
Room 8 loved the activities, where they learned to identify safe practices when on their scooters, skateboards and bikes. They learned about the helmet fitting correctly and how to protect other parts of the body. They had a go at applying simple bandages and sticking plasters and later learned how to ring 111 and request assistance from the emergency services.
It was important for them to know their address and phone number.
Jo taught us how to put someone into the recovery position and we practiced on each other, even on Mrs Dickinson and Ani our teacher-aide! We loved the clever little jingle that helps us remember what to do...
" Dab, Dab, Mountain, Mountain, Ice-cream Scoop!" This is after we say to ourselves, "I keep myself safe", check for a response, open the airways and check the breathing. We are empowered! Thanks Jo and St Ambulance for making it possible.