Lincoln schools launch St John Ambulance first aid campaign
Pupils at two Lincoln academies have taken part in the launch of a St John Ambulance campaign to encourage Lincolnshire youngsters to learn first aid.
Lincoln Castle Academy and Ermine Primary Academy pupils had first aid lessons as part of the launch of the Learn the Difference campaign.
Over 100 pupils were involved over Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12.
Carl Makins, regional schools and community training manager, said: "At St John Ambulance, we believe that every young person should have the chance to learn vital life saving skills.
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"Seven out of 10 students wouldn’t know what to do if someone they knew was injured and yet the majority say they would like to learn first aid.
"First aid training helps young people understand the value of life and the importance of caring for others.
"It also builds self-esteem and develops valuable life skills for the future.
"We are really excited to be launching this programme in Lincolnshire and hope that many more schools and academies will get in touch to find out more."
Samantha Stewart, headteacher at Ermine Primary Academy, said: "The children have had the opportunity to learn a vital skill in a safe, supportive and enjoyable atmosphere.
"I would encourage anyone to take part in the St John Ambulance training as it gives children a skill for life."
For more information about St John Ambulance telephone 08700 10 49 50.