First aiders given award

NDET 94675'Holly Hill Primary School pupils celebrate having the St John Ambulance Schools Mark. Ben Gill, Charlotte Basdell, Amy Peart-Roddis and Jack Filipek.
NDET 94675'Holly Hill Primary School pupils celebrate having the St John Ambulance Schools Mark. Ben Gill, Charlotte Basdell, Amy Peart-Roddis and Jack Filipek.

a SCHOOL in Selston has been awarded for training its pupils in first aid.

The St John Ambulance Schools Mark award was presented to pupils at Holly Hill Primary School on Thursday.

The pupils were trained by the St John Ambulance schools liaison team, who gave them the opportunity to put their skills into practice.

“As well as building the confidence of staff to respond to an emergency, first aid training teaches pupils to care for others, equipping them with the skills to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved,” said the team’s Darren Allcock.

Since the team began its work seven years ago, 64,203 pupils aged between seven and 18 in 262 Nottinghamshire schools, have learnt vital first aid skills.

More schools have the award in Nottinghamshire than anywhere else in the country.