The Big First Aid Lesson - firework safety for children
Thousands of students learnt first aid for free through the Big
First Aid Lesson, streamed into schools across the country on 3
The Big First Aid Lesson 2017 was a great success. Thank you to
everyone who took part! For those who missed the live stream, you
can still watch it by signing up online
and watching it on demand.
The Big First Aid Lesson is aimed at primary and early secondary
school students and includes practical elements, animations, and
interactive activities that will give thousands of young
people life saving skills. By making first aid accessible, fun
and easy to learn, students can gain the confidence to do the right
thing when it counts.
Unfortunately, we won't be running a Big First Aid
Lesson in 2018 as we are busy working to improve our first aid
2017 Bonfire Night theme
The theme was Bonfire Night and learning how to deal with
fireworks-related injuries. Students observed common real-life
first aid situations and demonstrations of relevant first aid
techniques, as well as important fireworks safety tips.
It was hosted by school children and television star Reece
Buttery, well-known for his roles in the BBC Christmas adaptation
of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, CBBC's The Dumping Ground and
The Secret Life of Boys. Reece is also a St John Ambulance
Get more information on the 2017 Big First Aid
To make the most of the Big First Aid Lesson
with your class, you will be able to download
complimentary resources from our dedicated teacher
zone. These include: lesson plans, certificates, posters, and
first aid videos from our previous Big First Aid Lessons.
Missed the live stream? Watch on demand
If you missed the live stream on 3 November 2017, you can still
catch up with the 2017 Big First Aid Lesson by signing up
online and watching it on demand.
Big First Aid Lesson saves a life - in just one day
Less than 24 hours after learning life saving skills with the
Big First Aid lesson at school, nine-year-old Jack saved his dad's
Tell us your first aid story…and inspire a new generation of
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 Live 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.