First aid for school trips
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.”
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.