Pupils get 1st aid training
This half term, key stage two classes took part in first aid training. They were taught practical knowledge so that they know what they can do to help in a variety of first aid situations. They were also taught about the importance of considering and limiting risk to themselves in different scenarios. We hope that this training will have given children the skills and confidence to respond if they are ever confronted with a first aid emergency. It would be great if you could talk to children about this at home. Do they know what to do if you were injured and they were the only person with you? Do they know your address and how to get help? This British Red Cross website has a great section which gives first aid advise to children and includes games and videos which you could share at home. http://www.redcross.org.uk/
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As well as teaching first aid, Mark McGlade, from Home Instead Senior Care, also gave children training in understanding and supporting people in our community with dementia. 1 in 3 of us is now likely to get dementia, and with Budleigh Salterton being home to many elderly people, it is helpful for children to understand its impact. Children thought about how they might help elderly relatives or the elderly in their community who are living with dementia and were awarded Dementia Friend badges. You can find out more about the work of Dementia Friends here – https://www.dementiafriends.
If you would like to become Dementia Friends or learn more about the disease can contact Mark McGlade at Home Instead Senior Care. Mark is a Dementia Champion with the Alzheimer’s Society and also Chairman of the East Devon Coastal Towns Dementia Action Alliance. Phone 01395 200600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.