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The Big First Aid Lesson

Dr Ranj - Big First Aid Lesson LiveRegistration now open for The Big First Aid Lesson Live 2016!

On 17 June 2016, your students could learn how to save a life in just one hour

Live and free, the nation’s biggest first aid lesson returns to schools across the country at 2pm-3pm on 17 June 2016.

The Big First Aid Lesson Live, sponsored by Network Rail and Personal Group, is an interactive hour-long online programme streamed live into classrooms. It’s filmed in front of a live audience of students and will be hosted by Dr Ranj, the co-creator and presenter of the hugely popular CBeebies’ show, Get Well Soon.

Open to students aged 7-16, it will cover a whole range of first aid scenarios including chest pains, seizures and insect bites. But this will be a lesson with a difference – there will be live demos, incredible real life stories, chances to ask questions, and other opportunities to get involved.

The only equipment schools need to take part is an internet connection and a screen (such as an interactive whiteboard) for their pupils to watch in the classroom or during assembly.

We hope that by making first aid accessible, easy to learn, and even fun - students will walk out feeling confident they could one day be a life saver.

Teachers - register your class to take part today.


Want to see more Big First Aid Lessons?

If taking part in the Big First Aid Lesson Live gives you a taste for life saving - good news! We also produce a series of short, downloadable first aid programmes throughout the year. These cover even more topics and mean students can carry on learning throughout the Spring and Autumn terms too.

Each programme features real life scenarios, easy-to-follow demonstrations and a range of conditions. So in the space of just 10 minutes, students can learn skills to last a lifetime.

And because we know 7-year-old Suzy might not appreciate the same things as 16-year-old Samir, we create different programmes for primary and secondary school age children, with demonstrations relevant to each age group.

All the programmes are available to download and watch now at, with new programmes available every Autumn and Spring terms.

Tell us your first aid story …and inspire a new generation of first aiders!

If you or one of your students has ever given emergency first aid, please tell us about it. Real stories help children see how vital first aid is – motivating them to get trained, and to take action if they are ever faced with an emergency. We especially want to hear from you if one of your students watched the Big First Aid Lesson last year, and has since used the first aid they learned from that.

If you've got an amazing first aid story to tell, we'd love to hear it. Send the details to .

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Register to watch the Big First Aid Lesson Live 2016

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