A group of Students from Pte Larue primary school received their First Aid certificate this morning in front of parents, students and teachers after following a basic First Aid course at the head quarters of the National Council for Children –(NCC)
The course specifically designed and adapted for children at the specific request of the NCC was delivered by professional First Aid instructor Anne Rose Innes.
The first group of P6 students from Pointe Larue School learnt about what action to take in an emergency and was exposed to simple, practical and effective First Aid skills on how to deal with dangers in the home, garden and the school environment. Children learnt how to protect themselves against infections , and how to put someone in recovery position if unconscious , how to deal with different situations such as what to do in choking situations, how to handle wounds and bleeding, burns, asthma and how to handle musculo-skeletal injuries etc. These were demonstrated in a fun and relaxed manner with the instructor using power-point presentations, videos and practical examples.
The knowledge gained was further re-enforced through frequent demonstrations and do it yourself sessions. To ensure that learning had taken place – Anne Rose Innes quizzed the students throughout the day.
“It was really very encouraging to see the keenness and enthusiasm of the participants “, Mrs Rose Innes said later. “They grasped the fundamentals of first aid very quickly.
“The knowledge gained will benefit our school community and our home”, said one of the students.
Each participant also received a Junior First Aid Booklet, a personal ID card and gloves to wear, whenever they have to put their new acquired skills into use.