First Aid

Years Five and Six spent the day with St John's Ambulance this week where we learnt loads of skills that might save someon'e life one day.

We found out about DR ABC -
Which means Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing and Circulation.

We talked about what should be in a first aid kit and practiced puttng each other in the recovery position. We also learnt what to do if someone is choking and practiced putting on bandages.

If someone's arm is bleeding and you raise their arm this will help because the heart finds it more difficult to pump blood upwards. We proved this by putting one arm by our side and one arm in the air. 
The high hand went white because of a lack of blood and the low arm went purple because blood could flow easily.
This is what we're doing in the photo.

We had a great time learning some really important skills.