Children enjoy fun first aid sessions

27 April 2016

image of children using fake bloodDuring the recent school holidays Royal Life Saving Society WA conducted a new first aid education program, designed specifically for children. 

The aim of the program was to enable children to learn vital first aid and CPR skills with others their age, and in an environment suited to their understanding and interests.

image of girl wearing fake wound on her forhead

The pilot course was conducted by Community Trainer Robyn Taylor, and saw 14 children attend, ranging in age from 9 to 13. Robyn led them through a range of fun, interactive, hands on activities, that taught them skills to assist in an emergency situation anywhere, anytime.

The course covered the areas of emergency response, calling an ambulance, CPR, bandaging for bleeds, and the use and make-up of a first aid kit. CPR and basic first aid are important skills that all members of the community should be equipped with.

The children's response to the course was overwhelmingly positive, with the activities involving fake blood and moulage kits extremely popular! The children were also really excited to receive their participation certificates, personally signed by Robyn, and some of them are already counting down the days until they can return to complete a full first aid training course in the future.

If you'd like to ensure your child has the basic skills to respond in an emergency situation complete the expression of interest form at the link below and we'll keep you up to date with future programs.

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two girls practicing emergency response skills