First aid for school trips

Coastal News - - News - By AMY DI­A­MOND [email protected]­news.co.nz

The next time staff and stu­dents at O¯ poutere School go on their next learn­ing ad­ven­ture they will be even more prepared thanks to four new first aid kits.

St John do­nated four kits to the school on Wed­nes­day.

Whanga­mata¯ St John com­mit­tee chair­man Trevor Martin says the first aid kits were a great way to help the com­mu­nity and the school chil­dren.

He says most of the funds for com­mu­nity con­tri­bu­tions, like the first aid kits, come from the St John’s Op Shop, fundrais­ers and do­na­tions.

O¯ poutere School prin­ci­pal Jethro Dyer says when Trevor ap­proached the school with the of­fer to do­nate the kits he jumped at it. “We do a lot of ed­u­ca­tion out­side the class­room, so these will be great,” he says.

Mr Dyer says the school’s an­nual ex­pe­di­tion will take place in term 4, when there are of­ten mul­ti­ple groups head­ing out­side and hav­ing mul­ti­ple, easy-to­carry first aid kits will be a great help.

“We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate it and are grate­ful to St John.”

PHOTO / AMY DI­A­MOND

Trevor Martin and Ray Col­lette from St John Whanga­mata¯ pre­sented prin­ci­pal Jethro Dyer (back right) and the stu­dents with new first aid kits. Mad­die Downs, Millen Lloyd, Sky­lah Ja­cobs and Sami Mead.

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