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New first aid teaching resource for primary children

30 March 2011

BRC worker showing First Aid to kids© InfoFollowing the success of the first aid teaching pack for teenagers, the British Red Cross has launched the Life. Live it. first aid education resource for primary-aged children.

The free online resource, which is tailor-made for teaching first aid skills to children aged 5 to 11, is easy for teachers and educators to use. They don’t need any specific training – or previous knowledge of first aid – to deliver the lessons and activities.

Aiming to bring first aid to a new generation, the new website is packed with interactive activities, accident scenario videos, role-playing cards, ‘How to’ first aid demonstration videos and quizzes.

‘Very impressive’

Recent research by the Red Cross found that, while an overwhelming majority of primary school teachers (83 per cent) would like to teach first aid, less than one in five are currently able to do so.

Bethan Tidey, deputy headteacher at Beeston Primary School in Leeds, said: “The new pack is very impressive. I especially like the variety of activities and resources such as films, quizzes and pictures. The site is easy to navigate and obviously a lot of research has gone into it. I know my schoolchildren will love using and learning from it.”

Life-saving skills

The new resource for primary-aged children follows the Life. Live it. first aid education kit for secondary school children, which was launched in 2007 and is now used to teach around 100,000 young people each year. Both education resources form part of the Red Cross’ Life. Live it. campaign to encourage more young people to learn life-saving skills.


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