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By Nathalie Bufton, Head of ILS

Blog published 21st June 2019 | Category: Supporting VI Students

After a number of years of teaching students the basics of first aid as a department in ILS, we have taken the plunge and enabled our year 10 students to be life savers!

This is an amazing opportunity for them to be able to do the right thing when it really counts. I will however, continue with the plaster challenge as it is a highlight of the term and enables us to explore the timer on our phones and work out how difficult it is to open a plaster with a cut finger.

First Aid

We have worked with Star Medic Training and have created a bespoke course, enabling our learners with their vision impairment to be accommodated.

Matt from Star Medic Training has had to rework most of his training methods to make it a kinaesthetic and haptic learning experience. The students have all developed advocacy statements to enable them to access information from the casualty, and all students have developed a clear understanding of DR ABC. (Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing and Circulation).

First aid within NCW is usually administered by our surgery and keyworkers within the residential care environment. I am confident that Year 10: Sophia, Toby, Anna, Mustafa and Tom will now be able to deal with a range of first aid incidences!


Sophia thought the course was “amazing”. Toby declared it “brilliant and a very enjoyable course”. Tom said “being able to use the CPR Annie was great as it made it very real“.

CPR Annie is a training manikin used to teach CPR.

Matt has agreed to come back and train all of year 12 in July, and they are all very keen!

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