Lifesaving skills for children

15 July 2016

Royal Life Saving Society WA has produced 15 new community lifesavers this week, as part of our school holiday Children's First Aid course.image of young girl bandaging another girl's leg

The 15 children from across the metro area took part in the course, which is designed specifically for those aged 8-14, enabling them to learn vital first aid and CPR skills with others their age and in an environment suited to their understanding and interests.

It's the second time the course has been run, with a pilot program held in the April school holidays, and has proved very popular.  The children who've attended have really enjoyed the program, saying the trainer, Robyn, made the day a lot of fun!

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, with the children taking home their own first aid kit top be prepared for an emergency!

CPR and basic first aid are important skills that all members of the community should be equipped with.

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 the date for our next program to be held in the October school holidays.

four young girls holding up their first aid kits made at our children's first aid course