Students receive first-aid training
Students from Wickham Primary School were given the opportunity to brush up on their first-aid skills after receiving a visit from local ambulance officers earlier this month.
Students from Years 1 to 6 learned how to respond to an emergency situation and practised phoning 000 to ask for an ambulance.
Health and Physical Education teacher Sarah Lynch said it was vital students understood basic first-aid so they were equipped to deal with any emergency situation.
“The students particularly enjoyed the hands-on activities that were part of the first-aid training,” she said.
“Some of the highlights of the visits included walking through the ambulance, riding in the wheelchair and having their heart rate tested.
“The senior students also practised bandaging pretend bleeding limbs and placing someone in the recovery position.”
Ms Lynch thanked the team from St John Ambulance for sharing their knowledge with the students at Wickham Primary School.