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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.

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