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The Big First Aid Lesson

Big First Aid Lesson Spring 2016

The Big First Aid Lessons are a series of short first aid programmes designed to help school children learn first aid.

Each lesson covers different first aid topics, in real life scenarios with easy-to-follow first aid demonstrations.

In the space of just 10 minutes, students can learn first aid skills which could stay with them for a lifetime.

There are separate programmes for primary and secondary schools, with demonstrations tailored to each age group.

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.

Our latest Big First Aid Lesson covers these first aid topics:

Primary: coping in an emergency, recovery position
Secondary: coping in an emergency, recovery position, choking

The Big First Aid Lesson Live

The Big First Aid Lesson Live is our annual free, one-hour, online first aid session streamed live into classrooms across the country.

Our interactive programme combines first aid training and 999 scenarios with amazing real life stories, as well as plenty of opportunities for students to join the conversation.

Thanks for tuning in!

If you missed this year's Big First Aid Lesson Live, the full recording of the event is available to watch at If you’re one of the 410,000 students that joined our St John Ambulance trainers and celebrity host Claudia Winkleman on 12 June 2015, thanks for tuning in! We’re thrilled so many of you were able to take part. Watch the highlights from the day below.

Recap what you’ve learned

In this year’s Big First Aid Lesson Live, you learned how to give treatment in four first aid scenarios. Find out more and watch our videos in our first aid advice.

Test yourself

Download our Big First Aid Lesson quiz and test your knowledge. Answer sheets are available to check your answers – but no cheating!

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Get involved

Book a trainer for your school

Book a St John Ambulance trainer to teach first aid to your students

Book a trainer for your school

Wear it green and yellow

Support St John Ambulance on a non-uniform day

Wear it green and yellow

Free teaching resources

Download free first aid teaching resources

Children practising first aid

Buy the First Aid Manual

The information in our resources is taken from the latest edition of the First Aid Manual. Buy your copy

First aid manual