Digital classrooms for young people aged under 19 years old
Our free digital sessions for children and young people cover a range of topics including first aid, empathy, migration and more. We have many options designed to suit different needs.
We have a variety of digital sessions for learners in the classroom, youth groups and those learning from home, to suit learners aged between 10-19.
All of our digital sessions can be run for a group online via a platform like Zoom or Teams or for an entire group meeting physically whereby a Red Cross educator can be streamed to the front of the group.
A digital workshop where you will learn essential first aid skills. We will introduce you to the work that we do in the UK, help you to build the confidence and willingness to help someone in an emergency, using everyday objects that you have around you. We also show you where to get support if you have an injury or illness.
Empathy and Migration
A digital workshop to learn more about the people in your community. We’ll look at the different reasons people leave home, help you to develop empathy about migrants' motives for moving and understand the obstacles they face in their new homes. We can help you to challenge assumptions about migrants, asylum seekers and refugees as well as develop mutual respect and understanding of your community by using stories to build empathy.
Back to better
In March 2020, we were told stay home, and life as we knew it changed. This had a significant impact on all of us, particularly young people. This workshop takes young people on a journey of reflection - thinking on the things that have happened, how we coped and how can we prepare for the future.
Anyone can experience feelings of loneliness, especially now. This workshop teaches young people what loneliness means and explores how loneliness can be experienced even in a crowded room. We encourage learners to use creative activities, such as telling or writing stories, to overcome loneliness in themselves as well as reaching out to others who might be feeling lonely. The young people will explore strategies to reduce loneliness, including talking to a trusted adult of friend, or joining clubs to increase and strengthen friendships.
Book now by emailing RedCrossEducation@redcross.org.uk or by calling 07834529083.
I don’t know anything about first aid – is this for me?
You don’t need to have any previous experience, just a willingness to take part.
How much does it cost?
FREE! There is no cost to you or your organisation. If you wish to undertake a certified course such as first aid at work, please contact Red Cross Training who will advise you on what type of course that you need.
Will this session give me a qualification?
We can provide a certificate of learning which you can fill in yourself, but this does not meet any workplace requirements. For accredited first aid courses, please visit https://www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk/.
Who is delivering these classes?
All sessions are delivered by trained British Red Cross educators. They have a great deal of experience in humanitarian and first aid education.
What equipment do I need?
You can join in on a computer, tablet or smartphone. You may benefit from the larger screen on a computer if you have one available. Red Cross in your classroom has different requirements. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure.
What platform do you use to deliver?
We currently use zoom to deliver our sessions. We can provide the Red Cross in your classroom workshop over Teams if that is preferred. We are exploring other platforms. Please mention at time of booking if you use another video conferencing software. Need help with Zoom? Click here to download our Zoom how to guide
How long do sessions last?
It depends on the type of session you are joining. Adult sessions typically last between 60-90 minutes and Youth are around 60 minutes. If you have special requirements, please get in touch, and we can discuss them with you.
What kind of things will I learn?
What you learn will depend on the session you attend. Our educators have specific learning outcomes for each class.
What can I do to prepare?
No preparation is required, just make sure your surrounding environment is quiet so you can hear and contribute. You may wish to download our free first aid app from your app store.
Where can I find out more information?
We have a range of first aid resources on our website, which freely are available to anyone that wishes to learn key life saving skills to use in an emergency.
With the British Red Cross apps - you’re only two taps away from learning how to help someone in a first aid emergency. These are free to download for your app store, letting you learn simple first aid skills at a time to suit you.