Prudhoe children take part in 'First Aid Friday'

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23 May 2017 12:55PM

PRUDHOE is in safe hands as the younger generation took their first steps in first aid.

Every child at Prudhoe West First School took part in ‘First Aid Friday’ on May 5.

Paramedic Fiona Herdman and Amy Gray Chilton and Neil Wray, from NLighten training company, attended the school and held workshops throughout the day.

Younger pupils in nursery and reception classes learned about the emergency services and first aid.

Pupils from year one to year three became proficient in what to do when someone has an accident or falls ill, how they should assess dangers, get help and make a 999 call. The oldest children, in year four, got hands on to learn how to put people in the recovery position and practised basic CPR on a resuscitation dummy.

Headteacher Carrie Davidson said: “The children absolutely loved it; they came out from the sessions buzzing.

“They feel empowered with the knowledge and confidence to know how to respond appropriately in an emergency situation.

“No-one knows when they may come across an emergency situation.

“So it is important for everybody to have some basic first aid knowledge.”

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