First Aid Training

October 16, 2023 09:26am

On Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th October, students from Years 7 and 8 embarked on first aid training, provided by First Aid Friends. 

First Aid Friends support schools by conducting first aid workshops to students "arming the young minds of the UK with the essential skills of first aid."
Their philosophy is "With First Aid Friends, every workshop is an opportunity, a lesson, and a lifeline. Join us, as we navigate this essential journey. The future is secure when it’s in knowledgeable hands."

Over the two days, students participated in the workshop with their Fleets in the Main Hall, learning about the importance of knowing first aid and how to respond to a situation where first aid will need to be given. They were talked through a number of situations where they need to assess the urgency and environment of the incident and understand how to proceed from that assessment. 

To do this, the students learned about DR SABC standing for: Danger, Response, Shout, Airways, Breathing and CPR.

  • Danger means to assess the area, is it safe to approach? Is there any reason you can't help? Live electricity? Water? any situation you can cause more harm. 
  • Response means to see if the person in need of help can respond. Do they answer their name or wake when you call?
  • Shout means to call for help. Look for an adult to support you and call for the emergency services.
  • Airways means to check the airways are unobstructed.  
  • Breathing means to check that the person is breathing by lowering your cheek to their mouth. This allows you to feel their breathing, hear their breathing and see their breathing at the same time.
  • CPR means to perform CPR on the person with mouth to mouth and chest compressions.

Students found this to be an extremely useful workshop, with some of our Year 8 students commenting: 


"I found it very beneficial because if you were in a life or death situation where you needed to help someone, I would have those skills because of the first aid training"

"I thought it was a good way to teach people how to save lives, and how to react and stay safe in a situation when you are our age. If you are quite young, like 12-13, and someone has passed out, you know how to protect them and help without causing them further injury."