Creating superheroes these school holidays

19 April 2018

Royal Life Saving WA knows that kids love to play the part of superhero and we’re giving them the opportunity to learn skills that make them a superhero for real these school holidays!a girl practising CPR

We firmly believe in our motto that “Everyone can be a lifesaver!”, and recognise that even children are capable of learning vital first aid and rescue skills. However, regular first aid courses simply don’t teach these skills in a way that engages children at their level.

These school holidays we’re giving children aged 8-14 the opportunity to learn these skills in a fun, interactive environment through our Kid’s First Aid course, with the aim of teaching them to be superheroes in their community. The program is running at Royal Life Saving headquarters in Mount Claremont, with children learning the areas of emergency response, calling an ambulance, CPR, bandaging for bleeds, and the use and make-up of a first aid kit.two boys practising bandaging and giving a thumbs up

The course has been run each school holidays over the past two years, with 239 children attending so far. These children are now equipped with the skills they need to assist friends, family members and others in the community who may need first aid help in an emergency.

children in a row practising CPRRoyal 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. It enables parents to provide their children with a day of entertainment that will also give them vital life skills! We’d love to see more children take part.”

The full-day courses run from 8.30am to 5pm at Royal Life Saving Society WA Headquarters - McGillivray Road Mount Claremont, with a couple still to come next week! The cost is $59 per child and all participants head home with their own first aid kit!

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