Stu­dents re­ceive first-aid train­ing

Pilbara News - - Education - Court­ney Fowler

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.

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