National schools’ first aid competition winners 2014
Students from St Joseph’s
Catholic Primary School and Wykeham House
School are the proud winners of the St John Ambulance
national schools’ first aid competition at Drayton Manor, Tamworth,
on Wednesday 25 June.
During the competition, pupils from schools all over the country
demonstrated their first aid skills on casualties
in realistic scenarios with injuries such as
choking and major bleeding. Each team was also assessed on their
initiative, communication, teamwork, and confidence.
These two schools proved their life saving skills by fighting
off competition from the 18 schools present at the finals, where
each winning school was awarded a £750 cash prize to be used on
equipment and facilities. Each member of the winning team also
received an individual prize.
Importance of life-saving skills
Wendy Human, St John Ambulance’s Director of Charitable
Initiatives and Training, attended the competition, and said:
‘First aid should be as important a part of growing up as learning
the alphabet, yet seven out of 10 pupils say they wouldn’t know
what to do if someone they knew was hurt.
‘This competition and our schools resource is a great way for us
to empower young people with life saving skills as well as improve
self esteem, and enhance other life skills. We hope that more
schools will be encouraged to teach first aid and take part in the
competition next year so their students can be the difference in an
We are currently discussing the most appropriate way to
run St John Ambulance's School’s competition in 2015.