The visit to our school by St John Ambulance First Aid in Schools program gave the year 4 students an opportunity to learn the basic first aid procedures if faced with an emergency. The students listened to the presenter explain the actions linked to each letter of the acronym DR ABCD and how these actions might look in the event of an emergency. Discussions also centred on the support that is available by phoning triple zero and when to use this number. The students also worked in pairs to practise moving a patient into the recovery position and the importance of keeping a patient safe.
The session made real life links to the community groups that help to promote a healthy lifestyle.