Win free first aid materials to teach young people

National Schools Competition 2007

St John Ambulance wants to encourage young people to develop life saving first aid skills by offering free copies of their dynamic new training package to teachers and youth leaders who value these vital skills.

Young first aider, specifically designed for seven to sixteen-year-olds, combines the latest in medical best practice with proven teaching methods. Covering 25 first aid topics, it shows young people how to treat asthma, bites and stings, bleeding, burns, choking, severe allergic reactions, shock, and bone, joint and muscle injuries.

The course has been developed by St John Ambulance to help schools and youth organisations teach these skills, and also aims to promote personal development.

We hope that by giving everyone the opportunity to win this package we will be able to reach more young people and equip them with the basics in first aid.

Ruth Christmas
Training Officer, St John Ambulance

Thanks to a donation from the National Grid, St John Ambulance has a limited number of these new packages to give away to those who can say in less than 100 words why teaching first aid skills to young people is important.

Ruth Christmas, Training Officer at St John Ambulance, said: ‘First aid saves lives and young people can make a real difference to their community by learning these skills. Our Young first aider course is fun to learn and gives young people the confidence they need to cope with an emergency.

‘The package contains everything teachers or youth leaders need to train young people and is a very flexible resource; you can cover all or part of the course and it’s suitable for a range of ages and abilities.

‘We hope that by giving everyone the opportunity to win this package we will be able to reach more young people and equip them with the basics in first aid.’

Young first aider has been developed in consultation with teachers and contains all the supporting materials required. Schools and youth organisations are able to build bespoke courses from a set of flexible resources, including case studies and DVD clips of real-life scenarios drawn from the experiences of more than 45,000 community-based St John Ambulance volunteers.

A range of worksheets are available to suit all abilities and the full, assessed course takes only 12-hours to complete. Certificates are included in the pack to reward everyone who takes part.

Young first aider supports the delivery of key stage two and three personal, social and health education and helps meet the outcomes of the government’s programme, Every Child Matters, by helping children stay safe and make a positive contribution.

Schools and youth organisations interested in winning the training package should download an entry form. The deadline for the competition is 26 October.

To purchase the package please contact St John Ambulance Supplies on 020 7278 7888 or visit order online.

Young first aider is priced at £59 (plus postage and packing and VAT) and can be used many times over to ensure that, year on year, all young people in your community can develop these vital first aid skills.