The Big First Aid Lesson 2015
Book a front row seat for England’s biggest free first aid
Join The Big First Aid Lesson and in the space of just one hour,
your students could learn first aid skills which could stay with
them for a lifetime.
At 2 pm, on 12 June, we’ll be holding the Big
First Aid Lesson, a free one hour online first aid session
streamed live and direct into classrooms across the country. Our
interactive programme combines first aid training and 999 scenarios
with amazing real life stories, as well as plenty of opportunities
for your students to join the conversation.
This year's event will be hosted by Strictly Come Dancing
presenter, Claudia Winkleman.
Be part of the Big First Aid Lesson
As well as learning the skills to save a life,
your school could also star in The Big First Aid Lesson.
Throughout the programme, we’ll be linking up with schools
across the country on Google Hangouts to find out how they’re
getting on with the lesson.
The team in the studio will also be on hand to answer the best
questions from the comments section of The Big First Aid
Lesson’s webpage, and read out posts featuring the hashtag
#bigfirstaidlesson on Twitter and Facebook.
Teaching students life-saving skills
We’ve created The Big First Aid Lesson to make it easier for you
to teach first aid. It’s a great introduction for your students, or
if they already know some first aid, a brilliant way of refreshing
Launched in 2014, the event was a big success, with 32,384
students taking part and learning life saving first aid skills.
If you missed out last year, don't worry - you can watch the
Big First Aid Lesson 2014 here:
By streaming our first aid lesson straight into the classroom,
thousands of children were able to learn first aid skills for free,
without leaving their desks, so they would know what to do if
a classmate, friend or family member needs help.
How to take part
- The Big First Aid Lesson will be streamed live on our
website, and a recording will be made available to watch again
after the event. All schools will need is an internet connection
and a screen (such as an interactive whiteboard) for their students
- The programme has been designed for students aged between 7 and
16 years old
- It’s free to tune in, but we recommend that you register on our
website beforehand. That way, we’ll be able to keep you posted
about what we’re planning, and let you know of other St John
Ambulance schools resources that might be relevant to you
- If you have any questions about The Big First Aid Lesson, would
like to request promotional materials, or find out about how your
school can star in the programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bringing first aid to the classroom
We believe everyone should get the chance to
learn first aid.
First aid is so easy to learn and has an
incredible impact. But because it’s not compulsory on the National
Curriculum, only a minority of schoolchildren told us they’d know
what to do if one of their classmates, or a member of their family
was injured. In fact, across the country, nearly 60% of children
have no first aid training whatsoever.*
First aid gives young people something amazing
– the confidence to do the right thing when it really counts.
As the nation’s leading first aid charity,
we’re committed to holding events like The Big First Aid Lesson,
and providing people who wouldn’t normally get the chance to learn
with access to training and skills.
We want to teach a whole generation first aid,
and with your help, we can achieve it.
*Census stats February 2014.