St Johns in Schools

Central Leader - - HEALTH & BEAUTY -

A new-look ASB St John in Schools ba­sic first aid pro­gramme will help Kiwi kids across the coun­try learn life­sav­ing skills, and have the con­fi­dence to take ac­tion in an emer­gency.

St John has been run­ning the first aid pro­gramme since 2015, and al­ready more than 327,725 pre-school, pri­mary and in­ter­me­di­ate-aged stu­dents have re­ceived prac­ti­cal train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion. ASB’s spon­sor­ship of the pro­gramme builds on the bank’s eight-year part­ner­ship with St John.

In con­sul­ta­tion with in­di­vid­ual schools, a trained com­mu­nity ed­u­ca­tor will plan and de­liver the pro­gramme to a class, or group of classes, at school, in re­sponse to a re­quest from a teacher or school ad­min­is­tra­tor. Ex­pe­ri­enced ASB St John in School ed­u­ca­tors have ex­cel­lent class­room skills and child friendly teach­ing re­sources – they know how to make the ex­pe­ri­ence fun and in­ter­ac­tive for ev­ery child.

The cur­rent mod­ules fo­cus on: re­spond­ing in an emer­gency, dis­as­ter pre­pared­ness (pi­lot phase), ac­ci­dent pre­ven­tion and in­jury care (pi­lot phase) and camp­ing.

Each stu­dent who takes part in an ASB St John in Schools ses­sion will re­ceive an ASB St John in Schools first aid kit. The first aid kit con­tains gloves, cleans­ing wipes, elas­tic ban­dage, roll of tape, plas­tic tweez­ers, plas­ters, ster­ile gauze and ban­dage tri­an­gle.

St John di­rec­tor of com­mu­nity health ser­vices Sarah Man­ley says the char­ity is de­lighted with ASB’s spon­sor­ship.

‘‘ASB’s con­tri­bu­tion al­lows for fur­ther de­vel­op­ment within the pro­gramme with ev­ery child re­ceiv­ing a mini ASB St John in Schools first re­spon­der first aid kit.’’

To book an ASB St John in Schools ses­sion con­tact St John on 0800 ST JOHN and state your re­gion, or visit www.stjohn.org.nz/what-we-do/ com­mu­nity-pro­grammes/asb-st-johnin-schools-pro­gramme

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