THE four year old kinder group at the Mansfield Kindergarten were thrilled to receive a visit from the local officers of Ambulance Victoria last week. Pictured with their teacher Simone Reeder are (from left) Warick Jury, Samuel Inch, Mitchell Crofts, Josie Field, Kiara Brackman, Riva Ranjit and Abigael Leary.
A WELL trained, extremely qualified paramedic undoubtedly expects to be asked a few curly questions over the course of his career – but is there anything quite so daunting as 18 giggling kindergarten children.
Having to answer questions like “did you know blood sometimes comes out your nose?” and “I broke my arm once and I had a needle in it – can you do needles?”, along with “my ear is sore today, can you have a look?” was all in a day’s work for ambulance officer Martin Shaw when he visited the Mansfield Kindergarten last Friday.
With a demonstration of lights, sirens and the use of a stretcher, all the students were delighted to sit in the ambulance and participate in a demonstration of head bandaging and how to use a stethoscope.
The Mansfield Kindergarten has also recently been visited by local policewoman Paula Allen, and next week will receive a visit from SES volunteers as children explore and learn about the people that live and work in their community.
TRAINEE: Anita Blunden was all giggles when she helped paramedic Martin Shaw do a bandaging display during a visit last week to the Mansfield Kindergarten.
EMERGENCY: Young Hayley Seymour was delighted to pretend she was in an emergency situation in the ambulance with Martin Shaw.