It’s been a real lifesaver

June 13, 2018

NEW WHEELS: Constable Mitchell Bull and P-12 teacher Jamie Harding with the P-12 automotive students.

Kyabram P-12 College grade's three and four students listened intently as they were taught important lessons regarding first aid.

STUDENTS from Kyabram P-12 College Primary campus took part in first aid lessons recently, learning how to act in emergency situations.

An emergency situation can impact anyone at any time, and P-12 nurse Leanne James wanted to make sure all students had an understanding of how to deal with one.

“We just think it is really important for all our kids to know how to react if something does go wrong,” Mrs James said.

“Particularly these younger kids who may be home with their parents or siblings when something happens; they need to know what they can do.”

All students from prep to grade six took part in the classes, which were run by St Johns Ambulance Australia as part of its First Aid in Schools program.

“They offer a free program in schools, which is a fantastic way to educate these kids,” Mrs James said.

While each group was taken through the whole class, Mrs James said the focus of each lesson altered depending on the age of the students.

“For our younger students it was more about knowing what number to call and who to ask for and things like that.

“As they progressed up the age groups they delved deeper into things like CPR and airways.”

To fit the primary cohort in, the classes were spread across two days, with each lesson taking around 40 minutes.

Mrs James said the school will look to continue the program.

“The kids just love it and find it really interesting, and the lessons they are learning are invaluable.”

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