Houston elementary students take part in mini first aid workshop

CHILDREN at a school in Renfrewshire learned first aid skills to improve their knowledge of dealing with medical emergencies.

Students at Houston Primary learned how to deal with bumps, burns, scrapes and bleeds during a free workshop hosted by Savlon in partnership with Mini First Aid.

The youths also learned how to perform CPR and manage choking during the session.

At the end of the workshop, the children received a certificate and a booklet to take home.

Houston Elementary School principal Jennifer Murray told The Gazette: “The first aid session was fun, informative and at a level appropriate for children.

“It allowed for hands-on role-playing experiences, which made them appealing.

“They were all motivated to learn vital first aid skills and I would highly recommend the session.”

Founded in 2014 by mum-of-six Kate Ball, Mini First Aid was a response to the lack of early childhood-focused, child-friendly first aid courses available for adults and children.

In addition to being beneficial for children, the workshops also aim to reassure parents and teachers that their children are equipped with the right tools and techniques needed to stay as safe as possible.

The Gazette:

The content of the Mini First Aid course has been carefully developed in partnership with school psychologists, teachers and first aid industry bodies, and all of its trainers are experienced in working with children as young as three years old.

Sara Davies MBE, Dragon’s Den entrepreneur and investor in Mini First Aid, said: “With first aid being such a vital life lesson, it is amazing that Mini First Aid and Savlon have come together to deliver such a positive and impactful initiative. .

“The classes have provided the children at Houston Primary with skills that they use not only throughout their childhood, but also later in life.”

Brittany Skeels, Savlon Brand Manager, added: “As Savlon is considered an essential first aid kit, our partnership with Mini First Aid goes hand in hand.

“We are proud to have been able to play a part in providing local Houston Elementary School children with these fantastic lessons and it is great to hear the children and teachers sharing such a positive experience with Little First Aider Academy. .”

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