First aid lessons

Dallimore primary school, Kirk Hallam, Children doing lifesaving excercises. Children from years 3 and 4 practice putting people into the recovery position.
Dallimore primary school, Kirk Hallam, Children doing lifesaving excercises. Children from years 3 and 4 practice putting people into the recovery position.

CHILDREN at a Kirk Hallam primary school have been getting an early start on some important lessons.

Specially-trained teachers at Dallimore Primary School have been giving a week of hands-on lessons to teach the pupils about first aid.

The programme, backed by the British Heart Foundation, has seen mannequins provided to the nine-, ten- and eleven-year-olds to practice CPR and learn how to deal with emergencies like choking and heavy bleeding.

Leading the lessons has been deputy headteacher Sue Stack. She said: “The children have been really good at it. Part of our approach to learning is to make it realistic and show how it might impact on the children’s future lives .”