We're delighted that First Aid has now been added to the school curriculum! From September 2020 onwards, all state-funded schools in England will be required to teach first aid as part of health education.
Our Emergency Awareness Training (EAT) programme is an interactive training session for children at primary and secondary schools and delivers a range of lifesaving skills including carrying out CPR, understanding how to use an AED (automatic external defibrillator), making a 999 call, putting an injured person in the recovery position, helping someone who is choking and controlling bleeding.
Our aim is to enable schools effectively deliver a comprehensive first aid training and meet the new requirements of the PSHE element of the National Curriculum.
There is a £1 per child charge, and any additional donations to our charity are appreciated.
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Our Emergency Awareness Training programme launched in January 2019, and the programme delivers the importance of recognising a person in cardiac arrest and teaches CPR. It has since been delivered at schools and colleges across Wiltshire and Bath, teaching children and students aged from four to 18 years of age.
Paramedic Simon Stigwood is our emergency awareness training officer and has been a paramedic in Wiltshire since 2000.
"It’s rewarding engaging with young people and they have enjoyed learning new skills that are about preserving life and promoting recovery. We tailor the sessions to different age groups and needs of the schools.
Many of the schools who have taken part have gone on to fundraise for Wiltshire Air Ambulance which we are so grateful for.”