At Countesthorpe Leysland Community College, our Sixth Form students experience a wide and varied curriculum, and this includes some excellent ‘Life Skills’ opportunities.
Today a number of our Year 12 and 13 students took part in a 3-hour intensive First Aid course run by the St John Ambulance Service, during which our students learnt how to perform some basic first aid and how to administer CPR to an unresponsive patient. Working with CPR training mannequins, our students learnt how to apply chest compressions and artificial ventilation to both adults and children, including babies!
Whilst we hope our students won’t ever need to use these amazing life-saving skills, it’s great to know that they have the skills to potentially save a life.
A special thank you goes to Mr Pullinger, our trainer from the St. John Ambulance Service, who travelled from Lincoln to deliver this informative session. With over 40 years experience as a first aider, including 15 as a trainer, he was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and got everyone involved. Student feedback was all very favourable indeed. Thank you!