The schools programme was set up in Jersey in 1998.
The aim of the programme is to encourage schools to teach lifesaving first aid skills to young people. To give them the confidence to do the right thing when it really matters. Their first aid skills could be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
Where possible the training is delivered by teachers and teaching assistants, who are supported by our St John Ambulance trainers.
First aid is often run as an after-school club but is also now part of the National curriculum in the UK and comes under health education. Students learn different aspects of First Aid from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4.
St John has developed new teaching resources to support the delivery of these lessons and the Key stage pathway, lesson plans and resources can be found by following this link.
Thanks to generous sponsorship from the Frank & Phillis Scotto Trust Fund we can support schools by supplying the equipment that they need to deliver the training to their students.
When you sign up to our schools’ programme, we will provide you with:
Resuscitation manikins, dressings, gloves, bandages, and certificates for the students who complete the training.
If you would like to find out more about joining our programme, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.