Thursday 29th June, 2017

Year 6 First Aid

This week, Year 6 have been working with Mr Sweetlove learning basic First Aid skills. The first activity consisted of learning CPR procedures. He demonstrated how to do chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitations, then in small groups, we all took it in turns to revive an unconscious casualty to enable them to breathe again.

We also learnt how to help someone who is choking. Mr Sweetlove explained that the help you would give depends on their various age and size.

Our final task was learning about the recovery position. Using role play in groups, one of us played the unconscious victim, while others in the group attempted to help us breathe and become conscious again.

Year 6 found the workshop very beneficial and enjoyed the session. We learnt how important this training could be as Mr Sweetlove was able to provide us with stories of his own personal life-saving experiences.

He was very impressed with our listening skills and eager participation. Well done Year 6!