The Big First Aid Lesson
Access all of our free first aid teaching resources from the
Big First Aid Lesson.
The Big First Aid Lesson is a child-friendly lesson-long show
aimed at primary and early secondary school students. It includes
practical elements, animations, and interactive activities.
During the lesson, students:
- • learn about common real-life first aid situations
- • observe demonstrations of relevant first aid techniques
- • learn important safety tips.
The Big First Aid Lesson 2017
The Big First Aid Lesson 2017 was a great success, teaching
thousands of students first aid in schools across the country.
Thank you to everyone who took part!
For those who missed the live stream, you can watch it on demand
by registering online. You'll also be able to access Big First Aid
Lessons from previous years.
Register online to
watch on demand.
The theme in 2017 was Bonfire Night and learning how to deal
with fireworks-related injuries.
It was hosted by school children and television star Reece
Buttery. Reece is 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. He is also a St John Ambulance
By making first aid accessible, fun, and easy to learn -
students can gain the confidence to do the right thing when it
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.
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. Tell us your first