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British Red Cross launches new first aid teaching resource

17 December 2015

British Red Cross has launched a first aid education resource for teachers and youth workers working with young people aged 11-19 years old.

The online teaching resource includes videos, photos, quizzes, role plays and activities to help young people learn how they can help someone in a first aid emergency. The charity has made the resource available at no cost to help as many young people as possible learn first aid skills.

The materials are interactive, engaging and designed for educators to pick and choose from a range of activities and information they think will best suit the young people they are working with.

Joe Mulligan, head of first aid education said:

“You don’t need any prior first aid knowledge to use this resource. All the materials are designed to support educators and bring the subject to life for young people.

“The feedback we have from students that they want to know what to do in an emergency and find learning first aid interesting and inspiring. Ultimately, first aid is an essential life skill that every young person should learn.” 

Research by the charity shows the majority of teachers and young people want first aid education in schools - 83% of teachers are in favour and over 90% of students would like to learn first aid.

The online resource covers sixteen different first aid skills, from bleeding to burns to what to do if someone is unconscious and breathing. There is an educators’ zone where educators can access all the resources and track their group’s progress through interactive online quizzes.

To access the British Red Cross free first aid training resource go to:


Notes to editors

Research from the British Red Cross ‘Right Place, Right Time’ report. To view the report please visit

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.

For further information please contact Penny Sims on 0207 877 7044 or 

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