Jigsaw Medical was recently proud to visit Trelawnyd Primary School to launch the start of their basic life support in schools project.
All pupils from key stage 2 to reception participated in the day with the older pupils covering CPR and how to stop a bleed. The younger pupils learnt how to bandage a wound and how to remain safe.
Each group learnt how to call an ambulance and what kinds of emergencies really need an ambulance. The children then had the opportunity to experience a working ambulance (their favourite part of the day), and each pupil spent time on the ambulance, looking at the equipment and learning what each piece of equipment does.
The Jigsaw instructors also demonstrated how the lights and sirens work and how they are used to move through traffic. At the end of the sessions, each pupil received their own workbook to take home to consolidate what they had learnt and certificate of attendance.
The new initiative has been designed and introduced by the Jigsaw Academy, the educational arm of Jigsaw Medical, and it aims to ensure that all children from 3-18 have access to basic first aid training.
There are flexible programmes for all age groups which are being offered free of charge to schools in the North-West.
Director of Education at the Jigsaw Academy, Paul Jones stated:
“We are delighted to launch this new campaign. First aid is essential for children in schools as it means they can have responsibility for each other, and each other’s welfare. Also, the immediate seconds after an emergency are essential and if the pupils know just a tiny fraction of first aid it will dramatically increase the chances of a full recovery!”
To find out more this initiative and if we could help you then please contact our team on firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01829 732 615. If you have any other clinical educational or training needs then don’t hesitate to visit our Jigsaw Academy website.