St John Ambulance launches mobile classroom
We’re taking life saving skills on the road this summer, with
the launch of our very first mobile classroom.
We’ve converted an old ambulance into a brand new training
facility, which will be touring town centres, and car parks across
Cornwall, including the county’s famous beaches.
‘This is an incredibly exciting and innovative project – the
first of its kind for St John Ambulance – and I’m thrilled that
we’re launching it in my home county of Cornwall,’ said the
charity’s regional youth services manager, Dave Christophers.
‘The benefits of delivering first aid training in this way is
that we will take our expertise to young people instead of
expecting them to come to us, or be trained at school,’ Dave
'Our mobile classroom will help us teach more young people
‘Our mobile classroom will help us teach more young people vital
skills that could be the difference between a life lost and life
The project is part of our commitment to social inclusion, which
also encompasses delivering first aid training to disadvantaged
young people, school children, community groups and businesses.
The mobile classroom will target areas that have been identified
as socially excluded communities, because of reasons such as poor
access to transport, rural isolation, high rates of crime or high
Following the summer tour of Cornwall, the mobile classroom’s
next base will be Somerset, with plans to add more
vehicles across the South West.