First aid award for primary kids

L-r Ebony Vanstone, ten, Daniel Jennings, nine, Lucy Roberts, nine, Tyler Connor, ten, Jack Winstanley, eight and Ryan Birkett, eight, pictured at Kirton Lane primary school with the St. John Ambulance schools mark award. Picture: Marie Caley D2181MC
L-r Ebony Vanstone, ten, Daniel Jennings, nine, Lucy Roberts, nine, Tyler Connor, ten, Jack Winstanley, eight and Ryan Birkett, eight, pictured at Kirton Lane primary school with the St. John Ambulance schools mark award. Picture: Marie Caley D2181MC

first aid knowledge is important and thanks to St John Ambulance, children at Kirton Lane primary are all clued up.

The Stainforth school has been awarded a schools’ mark after showing significant commitment to the safety and health of the pupils, staff and wider school community.

Schools’ mark teaches staff to be confident in responding to an emergency, and teaches children the basics of first aid, equipping them with the skills to be the difference between a life lost and a

life saved, inside the school gates and beyond.

Trevor Polson, schools and community development manager for St John Ambulance, said: “Children are never too young to learn first aid. We want as many children as possible to be aware of the basics of first aid. It can mean the difference between a life saved and a life lost.”

“We want to make the school environment as safe as possible for all staff and pupils at all times.”

Every year, 150,000 people die in situations where basic first aid would have given them a chance to live.