School pupils undergo first aid training

TEENAGERS are now able to respond to emergency situations after undergoing first aid training.

The group of 20 Year 13 students from Epping St John’s School, in Epping, worked with St John Ambulance to learn how to use CPR, use a defibrillator, how to clear an obstruction on a choking patient and how to give the Heimlick manoeuvre.

Cleo Doncaster, Year 13 student, said: “I found this a very worthwhile experience. It has made me more confident going into my future career as a nurse and has given me something relevant to talk about at my nursing interviews in the next few weeks.”

Stephen Hehir, executive head, said: “It is so important for students to be able to learn these important life skills of first aid. Achieving highly is important at Epping St John’s, but so is developing well-rounded citizens of the world with life skills such as first aid.
“Well done to all involved.”

The enrichment programme was funded by a student’s Jack Petchey prize money.

All students received a certificate of completion.

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