First Aid Friends
On Friday 19 June it was First Aid Day for Years Five and Six. As we entered the hall a lady named Michelle, from St Johns Ambulance, was waiting for us. Today her job was to teach us how to save lives. First she taught us how to help someone who is unconscious. First you need to place your two fingers under their chin and your hand on their head, then gently push their chin up. Next you have to help them to breath by pulling them over so they can let any blood or spit out.
Next we learnt about choking, it scared me a bit. However, now I know that I can be saved, I am not as scared. The day was flying past and it was now break! After some fresh air we headed back to continue the day. Michelle came back ready to talk about Asthma. Next we started running on the spot until we got tired. Then we stuffed a straw in our mouths and held our nose and we found out what it felt like to struggle to breathe. Soon after we had to name things that could go into a public first aid kit. After lunch we were back for more first aid and our subject was burns. We learnt the seven different names of burns and how to treat them. After this, we learned about cuts and blood and how to treat them. Last but not least, we learned how to help someone who has fainted.
Remember always make sure you ring 999 or 112 if the first aid has not worked. This was the end of the day and I really enjoyed it.
Cara Hughes – Year Five