Rubery students learn lifesaving skills

Friday 01 August 2014 Updated: 01/08 11:26

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Buy photos » Waseley Hills High School pupils Charlie Dealaselle and Katie Bolshaw, both 15, with St John Ambulance trainer Nick Pity. Picture by Alex Bradbury. 2914018ABR

STUDENTS from Waseley Hills High School in Rubery have been learning vital lifesaving skills as part of a link up with the St John Ambulance.

Almost 100 year ten pupils undertook a day’s worth of first aid training course where they learnt how to manage incidents, including choking, bleeding, asthma, burns and scalds, the recovery position, bone muscle and joint injuries, fainting and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

A member of staff won a day’s free training for a class of students at the Education Show.

Head of PSHE and Citizenship Lucy Harris said the school was very lucky to win the day’s training and decided that it was such a great opportunity that it should open it to as many year ten pupils as possible.

“First aid is a life skill that teaches young people what they need to know in a medical emergency as well as communication and teamwork.

“We view this as an important element to their all-round development alongside their education,” she added.

Any other schools wanting to find out more about the St John training can email west-mids-training@sja.org.uk, visit www.sja.org.uk or call 0121 237 3879.

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