First Aid Teaching Bespoke to Knife Crime – for School, College and Community Settings

This session is for schools, colleges, charitable organisations and other educational settings where young people may be vulnerable to knife crime. Positive messages are included in these sessions to address negative public perceptions and to support students’ emotional literacy.

Outline: Students will consider the community impact of knife crime and identify personal safety risks for first aiders. They will practice a range of techniques including CPR and they will learn how to manage heavy bleeding. All students will see a defibrillator in action to instill confidence in their use.  These sessions are fully interactive and where appropriate students can engage in a staged role play to support the learning.

Format: The teaching for individual groups can be delivered over 50 and 90 minute sessions, although timings can be flexible. Group sizes may vary, with a recommended complement of 15 students at a time for sessions of a shorter duration. Larger groups can easily be accommodated by arrangement.

All students will be able to practice life saving skills effectively and will see a defibrillator in use during a live exercise.