Y7 First Aid Day

12 October 2017

Students learn first aid through interactive workshops covering first aid basics such as choking, bleeding and CPR.

176 of our Year 7 students took part in fun and interactive sessions during this day-long event held here at school and delivered by Carmel Parr from the Youth Education Team of British Red Cross.

She said, “The students have been brilliant, taking part in all the practical activities with lots of enthusiasm and a keen desire to learn”.

One Year 7 student, Leon said “I enjoyed learning about what to do if one of my friends was choking because I might be able to save his life.”

Mrs Twist, Headteacher at St Cuthbert’s commented, “We believe first aid is a life skill that everyone can and should learn. We want all our year 7 students to have the opportunity to learn the skills and gain the confidence to save lives!”


Thank you Carmel from for delivering these vital sessions!


The British Red Cross operate fully-funded workshops for 10-19 year olds.  They offer engaging workshops designed to help young people actively learn first aid skills.

Using age appropriate scenarios they build young people’s confidence and willingness to help in a first aid emergency, including those related to knife crime or drug and alcohol use. Young people will learn first aid skills such as unresponsive and breathing, unresponsive and not breathing, bleeding and head injuries. Their tailored first aid workshops help young people assess and manage risks and make informed decisions. The group will look at the qualities of a helper and how to manage and support others.

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