Children set to learn vital skills these holidays

27 June 2017

Royal Life Saving Society WA is determined to empower all community members to be safe, and we believe firmly in our motto that “Everyone can be a lifesaver!”. We recognise the need for vital lifesaving skills to be understood by all members of our community, including children, however regular first aid and CPR courses may not be suitable for a younger age group.

In order to address this we have developed a first aid course specifically designed for children in the pre-teen and early-teen years, with programs conducted each school holidays at our headquarters in Mount Claremont. The aim is 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.

Since the introduction of the course last year more than 140 children have attended, ranging in age from 8-14 years. Trainer Robyn Taylor leads them through fun, interactive, hands on activities that teach them skills to assist in an emergency situation anywhere, anytime.

Courses are again happening these school holidays, enabling parents to provide their children with a day of entertainment that will also give them vital life skills! Royal Life Saving Society WA Operations Manager Ian Brown says “The course is designed to be great fun for those taking part, while also being extremely educational. We’d love to see more children take part.”

The courses will be held from 8.30am to 5pm on Tuesday 4th,  Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Monday 10th and Wednesday 12th July 2017 at Royal Life Saving Society WA Headquarters - McGillivray Road Mount Claremont. The cost is $59 per child and all participants head home with their own first aid kit!

Children attending learn the areas of emergency response, calling an ambulance, CPR, bandaging for bleeds, and the use and make-up of a first aid kit.

If you'd like to get your child involved in this fun and educational program these holidays click the link below!

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