St Johns in Schools
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