The Red Cross’ Pupil, Citizen, Life-saver campaign is urging the government to put first aid and humanitarian education at the heart of England’s new national curriculum when it launches in 2014.
We need your help to build stronger communities and ensure that future generations can cope in a crisis. Time is running out – are you ready to back Pupil, Citizen, Life-saver?
Why teach these subjects in school?
Whether they deal with choking, burns or heart attacks, first aid lessons equip young people with life-saving skills.
Humanitarian education – which deals with issues such as child soldiers, HIV and natural disasters – connects students to the wider world, and gives them an understanding of global issues.
We’re asking MPs to support the campaign and put pressure on the government to make these topics core parts of the curriculum in England. The government’s review of the curriculum is due to be finished by the end of 2013 – so it’s important we act now.
How else can I help?