Pupils learn first aid skills

school pupils in Eastwood are clued up when it comes to first aid thanks to Nottinghamshire’s St John Ambulance.

Since the Schools Liaison team began its work six years ago, over 60,000 pupils aged between seven and 18 in more than 175 county schools, including Brookhill Lees Primary School in Eastwood, have learned vital first aid skills.

Some have already put these life-saving skills into practice to help parents, friends and members of the public in an emergency.

Mo Costin, Youth Commissioner with St John Ambulance Nottinghamshire, said: “We want every pupil in the Eastwood area to have access to first aid and health and safety training. It helps young people understand the value of life and the importance of caring for others and develops valuable life skills for the future.”