The Big First Aid Lesson
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.
There are separate programmes for primary and
secondary schools, with demonstrations tailored to each age
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 severe
bleeding, diabetic emergencies, how to make a sling, and how to
Watch the latest Big First
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
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, the full
recording of the event is available to watch at bigfirstaidlesson.sja.org.uk.
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, you learned how to give
treatment in four first aid scenarios. Find out more and watch our
videos in our first aid advice.
Strains and sprains
Severe allergic reaction
Download our Big First Aid Lesson quiz and test your knowledge.
Answer sheets are available to check your answers – but no
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