Youngsters in fine health after course

Graham School pupils gain their first aid qualifications led by Tutor Gemma Hindhaugh at the centre of the group.114431
Graham School pupils gain their first aid qualifications led by Tutor Gemma Hindhaugh at the centre of the group.114431
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SAFETY first proved the best way forward for youngsters at a Scarborough school.

The 29 Year Ten and Year Eleven students from the Graham and Raincliffe Federation have just completed their St John Ambulance Young First Aider Award course.

The pupils attended six weeks of after school training to gain the certificate which is valid for three years.

The certificate includes aspects of first aid skills such as dealing with asthma, burns and scalds and bleeding.

It also includes knowledge on how to help an unconscious casualty and performing CPR on a person who is not breathing.

Science teacher Gemma Hindhaugh said: “The pupils really enjoyed the sessions.

“They gained invaluable skills to improve their confidence in dealing with an emergency situation effectively, safely and promptly.

“For the final assessment session, Mike Raw, a paramedic for Yorkshire Ambulance Service, came along to assess pupils’ skills in CPR.

“He was very impressed with the pupils’ skills.

She added the Young First Aider Award will be offered to more pupils in Years Nine and Year Ten during the academic year.