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National first aid challenge 2016

Every year St John Ambulance runs a first aid competition across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.

This year’s challenge took place on Saturday 9 July at Warning Zone, Leicester, and saw teams of school children, army cadets and St John Ambulance Cadets and Badgers competing against each other to be crowned the 2016 winners.

Off to an early start, teams were required to successfully deal with emergency situations covering a range of topics from bumps and bruises to unresponsive casualties. Well-briefed volunteers with realistic injuries acted as casualties whilst a team of experienced, friendly judges scored the young people during the six to 10 minute tests.

This year, the winning teams were:

  • • Primary school: Colley Lane (West Midlands) National first aid challenge 2016
  • • Secondary school: Lady Nafisa (London)
  • • Cadets: Northland (Northern Ireland)
  • • Badgers: Pennyburn (Northern Ireland)

Achievements were celebrated at the end of the day with a presentation ceremony to award trophies and medals to the top scoring teams and every young person went home with a certificate and goody bag.

Congratulations to the winning teams and for everybody who participated and volunteered for the national first aid challenge 2016!

‘The competitions are a really great opportunity for the best young people from each region to demonstrate their first aid skills in a real life situation. Despite the rain, it was a real pleasure to meet so many talented and enthusiastic young people from schools, Badgers, Cadets and army cadets. A big well done to all those who competed. Katy Sparrow-Robins, Schools Manager

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