The Big First Aid Lesson - firework safety for children
Thousands of students can learn first aid for free through the
Big First Aid Lesson, streamed into schools across the country on 3
This year's theme is Bonfire Night and learning how
to deal with fireworks-related injuries.
The Big First Aid Lesson 2017 will be an engaging show 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 Cadet.
The Big First Aid Lesson is aimed at primary and early secondary
school students and will include practical elements, animations and
interactive activities that will give thousands of young
people life saving skills.
Bonfire night theme
With the popularity of bonfires, fireworks and sparklers, it’s
important to know how to deal with any bonfire and
Students will observe common real-life first aid situations and
demonstrations of relevant first aid techniques, as well as
important fireworks safety tips.
By making first aid accessible, fun and easy to learn, students
can gain the confidence to do the right thing when it counts.
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:
- • Teacher Packs including lesson plans, worksheets and
activities (relevant to each Key Stage)
- • Certificates
- • Fundraising packs
- • Posters
- • First aid videos from our previous Big First Aid
Watch a taster from last year's Big First Aid
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 email@example.com.