Primary kids get to grips with first aid

Clare Adrian speaks to Melbourne Primary children about first aid.
Clare Adrian speaks to Melbourne Primary children about first aid.

Pupils at a local school have been learning what to do in an emergency by taking part in first aid training.

Melbourne Primary has had medical professionals in school giving talks and organised a first aid course for children.

The school offered pupils the chance to take part in Teaching First Aid the Fun Way and had a great response.

Clare Adrian, from Essential First Aid Services, visited the school recently and spoke to children, from reception up to Year 6, about what to do in an emergency, who to call and what to say and recognising the difference between pills and sweets. Older children also learned about bandaging, recovery and resuscitation.

All the youngsters received Mini Lifesaver Certificates.

Avril Charlton, from the school, said: “The children loved the whole experience with Clare.

Clare reports that the children were very well behaved and were really keen to learn about First Aid.

“It was a fantastic experience and one which we will be sure to repeat at another time.”