Students who are going on expeditions this year have had first aid training kindly organised by the Parents in Partnership organisation.
The five-hour course covered a range of first aid necessities, including dealing with cuts and burns, administering CPR and putting a casualty in the recovery position. It was attended by a total of 21 students from Year 11 and the Sixth Form, who are all either going on the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme expedition, or the trip to the Galapagos Islands next summer.
The aim of the training was to equip student with the basic first aid skills that might make all the difference if they are miles from medical help while on expedition. Each successfully completed the programme and was awarded a ‘First Aid for Young People’ certificate.
Teacher Mr Thompson said: ‘This was a great opportunity for the students to gain first-hand experience of delivering first aid in a non-threatening environment. Hopefully they won’t need to use this knowledge when they are away, but everyone should have basic first aid training, particularly if they are planning to travel off the beaten track. Thanks go to Parents in Partnership who organised and funded the training.’