Queen Anne’s Girls Saving Lives with First Aid Certificates!
Friday 7th December 2018
Isobel S (L6), Emelia B (L5), Rachael F (L5), Jessica E (U5), Cherry X (U6), Tia G (L6), and Miya C (L6) have all successfully completed their ‘Emergency First Aid Certificates’ with Mr Blunt over two weekends at Queen Anne’s School. Their certificates are approved by the First Aid Industry Body and valid for 3 years.
The girls learnt about the role and responsibilities of a First Aider and how to assess an incident. Topics covered included a breathing and NOT breathing unresponsive casualty (recovery position and CPR), choking, bleeding, shock, diabetes, asthma, anaphylaxis, stroke, heart attack, burns and many more injuries and illnesses. The girls even got the opportunity to see and use a training defibrillator (AED).
“The first aid course with Mr Blunt has been very informative and has proved to be very useful as I used my skills at the weekend when there was a car crash” – Tia G (L6)
“It was a very eye-opening course and I feel that I learnt lots about different subjects that I didn’t know about” – Emelia B (L5)
“I’ve learnt how I can properly care for my younger sister when she’s having an asthma attack. I also learnt how to spot signs of heart attacks, strokes, etc. and I now know what to do before the emergency services arrive” – Rachel F (L5)
“You can learn an extremely important life skill without taking up too much of your time” – Jessica E (U5)
Mr Blunt was delighted with the level of professionalism and understanding the girls displayed throughout the course.
There will be another Emergency First Aid course, for pupils, delivered in the Lent Term.