Three reasons children should learn first aid
June 30, 2023
One of the fabulous benefits of being part of Wessex Learning Trust is the fantastic Mini-Medics training that takes place in our first and primary school, facilitated by the team at Kings Fitness and Leisure team.
First aid education is a great way to develop a child’s self-confidence, self-esteem and ability to cope with emergencies, as well as develop an understanding of risk which is good to learn from a young age.
The Mini-Medics training was recently delivered as an after-school activity at Mark First School, where some very keen mini first-aiders were willing to show us what they were learning!
There are many benefits to children learning simple first-aid from a young age, below are three great reasons they should:
1. Build confidence
You never know when someone may need first-aid and when they do, every second counts. Confidence is the main reason adults don’t respond in an emergency so teaching our children from a young age will help to build their confidence for the future and give them a good understanding of what is happening should they ever witness someone in need of first-aid.
2. Save a life
This might sound extreme, but life is unpredictable and if a child finds themselves in a situation in which first-aid is needed for themselves or someone they are with this could be the difference that changes the outcome of that situation. As a parent, having peace of mind that your child has a basic understanding of first-aid is reassuring.
3. Have fun!
As serious as delivering first-aid can be, learning first-aid can be a fun and rewarding experience for young people and helps them develop relationships, understand their bodies and work in a fun way with a partner or team.