First aid gives young people something amazing
– the confidence to do the right thing when it really counts.
You can help us teach a generation first aid – through using our
teaching resources, inviting a St John Ambulance trainer to teach
first aid at your school, or taking part in the Big First Aid
We’re incredibly proud to say our schools programme is supported
by the Department for Education’s Character Grant, because it meets
their criteria of developing: perseverance, confidence, motivation,
neighbourliness, tolerance, honesty and conscientiousness.
We’ll be using the grant to hire more schools
trainers, train 600 school first aid champions, give 100,000 young
people first aid skills and give 31,500 young people in-depth first
aid training. We’ll also be creating 100 new Cadet units.
Our free, downloadable teaching resources
offer you first aid training that’s tailor-made to meet the needs
of your group.
Our first aid lesson plans provide teachers
and youth leaders with the tools to pass on life saving skills to
students aged between 7 and 16 years old, whether you’re teaching
in the classroom or helping a youth group earn their first aid
St John Ambulance’s experienced schools
trainers are always available to provide you with help and support.
They can help familiarise you with our teaching resources, and can
also be booked to teach first aid to your students.
For more information about booking our schools
trainers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Big First Aid Lessons are a series of short
first aid programmes presented by St John Ambulance trainers. Each
lesson covers four first aid topics, in real life scenarios with
easy-to-follow first aid demonstrations. In the space of just 20
minutes, students can learn first aid skills which could stay with
them for a lifetime.
You can download a new lesson every term to watch
with your class. You can also finish the school year with our
annual live event, The Big First Aid Lesson Live.
The National Schools’ First Aid Competition
provides the perfect opportunity for your students to strengthen
their first aid knowledge. By demonstrating their skills along with
their peers in realistic scenarios, children develop the confidence
to save a life and have fun at the same time.
Find out what you need to know and how to take part.