YOUTH EDUCATION

Digital classrooms for young people aged under 19 years old

Our free 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. 

Young people in classroom with teacher looking at presenter

Whether young people are learning from the classroom, home or from a youth group, the British Red Cross has a workshop to suit them. All workshops are aimed at 10–19-year-olds. 

Our digital workshops can be run for a group online via a platform such as Zoom or Teams. Alternatively if an entire group is meeting physically, a Red Cross educator can be streamed to the front of the group. 

In some cases, we can offer free face-to-face versions of these workshops where an educator can visit your group of young people. Read the workshop descriptions below to find out which are available face-to-face.

First aid

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.

Our face-to-face first aid workshop is offered to groups in communities who need it the most. To enquire if we’re able to deliver a face-to-face workshop with your group, please contact redcrosseducation@redcross.org.uk

 

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.

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Frequently asked questions

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 workshop 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 workshops 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?

If joining a digital workshop, 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. Please contact redcrosseducation@redcross.org.uk if you would like more information. .

What platform do you use to deliver?

We currently use Zoom or Teams to deliver our workshops. We are exploring other platforms. Please mention at time of booking if you use another video conferencing software. 

 

How long do workshops last?

Youth workshops typically last 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 workshop 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. We will send you a ‘getting the most out of your workshops’ ahead of your workshop.

I am looking for face to face workshops. Can I book one?

Face-to-face workshops will resume from September 2021. To find out more, please e-mail redcrosseducation@redcross.org.uk.

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 skills to use in a first aid 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, letting you learn simple first aid skills at a time to suit you.

Contact information

If your question is not answered above, please contact us on redcrosseducation@redcross.org.uk or call 07834 529 083.