On July 1 Year 6 pupils at Kennet Valley School were taught some important real life first aid skills. Georgie Morse, from Little Soldiers First Aid, instructed the pupils how to complete a primary survey, how to put someone in the recovery position and how to help someone who was choking, bleeding or who had burns. Towards the end of the session Georgie taught the children how to provide CPR to another person.
Headteacher, Emma Russell, commented, “Georgie has worked with our children in the past to teach them these essential skills and she is absolutely fantastic. She is great at inspiring the children and making them realise that having this first aid knowledge is important as they get older. It was lovely to see them all working and talking together as they went through each step needed to help someone else. As a school we believe it is crucial that the children learn as many life skills as they can before starting secondary school.”
The children were quick to add their views about Georgie and the first aid course. Bella said, “I thought it was really good fun learning about CPR, burns and bleeding. I feel much more prepared now for an emergency.”
Arthur commented, “We learnt lifesaving skills this morning and now we can help someone if they are choking or are unconscious.”
Louis said, “I think that we are all very grateful. It was really good fun and we have all learnt important lessons for the future.”
Class teacher for Year 6, Mrs Robinson, was impressed with how well they got on with the sessions and their excellent attitude when learning and practising these new skills. She commented, “The children were all extremely mature when finding out about how they could help another person if they were sick or injured. I was very proud of them and I know that Georgie enjoyed working with them.”
For more information about Georgie and Little Soldiers First Aid please look at http://www.littlesoldiersfirstaid.co.uk/