Newman students learn vital first aid skills

6 July 2021

Students practising CPR skillsRecently Royal Life Saving WA signed an agreement with Newman Senior High School, to provide vital First Aid and Bronze Medallion training for 150 of the school’s students over the next two years through our Talent Pool program.The aim is to provide these young people with that will provide a springboard for them to achieve future employment in the aquatics industry.

As part of this agreement a group of Year 10 students completed a first aid course with Royal Life Saving WA Pilbara Development Officer Lauren Thompson and Community Trainer Steve O’Meara during the last week of June. The students learned how to effectively carry out CPR and first aid techniques so that they can be prepared to respond when faced with any emergency situation.Students practising CPR skills

Ms Thompson says it was a great learning time for the students. “They enjoyed engaging with the simulated scenarios, carrying out the required emergency response relevant to the presenting situation. Our hope is that this First Aid qualification will provide these students with real-life skills and knowledge, potentially enabling them to be considered as a priority candidate for future employment opportunities.”

Royal Life Saving WA looks forward to continuing its work with the Newman Senior High School during the coming Term thanks in part to funding from Principal Community Partner BHP.  Six teachers are set to qualify as Aquatic trainers in the coming weeks, enabling them to train their students up to a Bronze Medallion standard.