Who is this lesson for? 

This lesson is suitable for pupils in Key Stage 2.

What is included in the lesson?

The teaching resources include a lesson plan, a presentation, a video, worksheets, and suggested activities.

By the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:

  1. recognise when someone is choking

  2. administer first aid to a casualty that is choking (including back blows and tummy thrusts)

  3. seek medical help if required for a choking casualty.

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Choking baby

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