Youngsters learning how to save lives

MHDE-10-01-12-FirstAid-Jan16'Staverton Primary School, year five  pupils Abigail Dunn and Mackenzie Hamilton doing first aid training, Paul Sheehan from St John Ambulance ,Northampton Schools and community team,Demonstrating 'recovery position .
MHDE-10-01-12-FirstAid-Jan16'Staverton Primary School, year five pupils Abigail Dunn and Mackenzie Hamilton doing first aid training, Paul Sheehan from St John Ambulance ,Northampton Schools and community team,Demonstrating 'recovery position .

PUPILS at Staverton Primary School have been learning lifesaving skills.

Members of the St John Ambulance visited on Tuesday to teach Year Five pupils how to deal with people who are bleeding or have been burnt or poisoned.

It is the second of three stages the children are working through the school year to gain a Level Three Certificate in First Aid from the St John Ambulance.

Acting headteacher Lindsey Evans said: “We think it is really important that children have a basic knowledge of first aid.

“They all had a really good time and enjoyed learning. One girl felt a little queasy with the fake bleeding, but even she enjoyed herself at the end.”