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Schools Programme

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

Each year we run a First aid competition where pupils from the schools who run the programme can compete and test/show their skills.

A scenario is set and the teams of 4 are assessed on their first aid skills and how they deal with the situation.

They then split into pairs and are given a different scenario.

The overall winners receive trophies, sponsored by the Jersey Electricity and prize money sponsored by the Frank & Phillis Scotto Trust Fund for their school.

Although it is called the schools programme, we are also here to support other youth groups in the delivery of First Aid.

The training can be carried out by the group leaders, provided that they themselves hold a first aid qualification.

If you run a youth group and would like to find out more, please contact us at

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