North Star Academy Trust Bristol’s lessons for life – first aid training

Pupils at North Star 240° have learned invaluable life-saving skills thanks to some brilliant interactive first aid training sessions. Serra Orumlu explains…

All of our students from Year 7 to 11 recently participated in an insightful half-day first aid training session run by Andy Baker from Star-Med First Aid Training.

Throughout the program, they acquired fundamental first aid skills crucial for potential life-saving situations. Engaging in practical sessions, our students learned how to effectively respond to a medical emergency, how to place an unresponsive person in the recovery position, and appropriately handle a casualty requiring CPR.

Despite initial nerves, all our students exhibited active participation in the sessions and showcased the core values of North Star 240°. We are sure that these newly acquired skills will instil confidence in the students, empowering them to confidently navigate and apply their newfound knowledge in real-life scenarios.

Our students found the training invaluable and commented ‘I am really pleased to have learnt this life skill’, ‘I know what to do if someone passes out’, ‘Andy was really good at explaining what to do’ and ‘it was a great morning’.