Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
8Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Right Place, Right Time

Right Place, Right Time

Ratings: (0)|Views: 985 |Likes:
Published by British Red Cross
This study explores the feasibility and effectiveness of teaching primary school children basic first aid skills.
This study explores the feasibility and effectiveness of teaching primary school children basic first aid skills.

More info:

Published by: British Red Cross on Jul 11, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

09/29/2011

pdf

text

original

 
 R i g h t  p l a c e,  R i g h t  t i m e
 F i r s t  a i d  e d u c a t i o n  i n  p r i m a r y  s c h o o l s
 
Eece smmar 1Backgrond 5Meod 11Ke ndngs 15Concsons 25Recommendaons 30Reerences 31 Aend 32Seca anks 32
 
riGht place, riGht time
 
First aid education in primary schools 
1
inroduon
s
imple rst aid skills, and the condence to use them,can save lives. Yet only seven per cent o British adultscan correctly recall rst aid advice, and eel condentand willing to give rst aid (British Red Cross survey, 2009).When is the best time to start developing people’s rst aid skillsand attitudes to their own role in helping others? This studyexplores the easibility and eectiveness o starting this processas early as possible – during children’s rst years at school.The project investigated the ollowing questions:
>
Can children as young as ve learn rst aid skills?
>
What rst aid knowledge and skills can pupils aged ve/six,seven/eight and nine/ten learn and in what way?
>
Can children retain this knowledge/skill?
>
Can any indication be gained as to how condent, able andwilling to act in an emergency situation children would be,ater being taught rst aid?It is clear rom European studies that children as young assix can learn and retain rst aid skills. However a numbero variables might aect this, and are worthy o urtherinvestigation – namely, the type o skill retained and theeasibility o teachers delivering lessons in school.Nineteen per cent o European countries have compulsoryrst aid education in their schools. The UK is not one o them.Norway is and reports that 95 per cent o its population is rstaid trained (First aid or a saer uture IFRC report 2009). Asstated above the UK compares dismally with this in terms o reported ability, condence and willingness to give rst aid.A British Red Cross survey o primary schools in the UK(August 2010) ound that only 18 per cent currently taught rstaid but 83 per cent o teachers supported rst aid teaching ortheir pupils.First aid has many advantages as a topic to learn in primaryschools. Most children have personally experienced minorbumps or burns, or even more major ones. The subject is hugelymotivating and can be used as a vehicle to develop other skillslike literacy.
ExECutivE SuMMARy 

Activity (8)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
Scribd added this note
This study by the British Red Cross looks at the feasibility and effectiveness of starting to teach first aid during a child's first years at school.
Scribd added this note
This study by the British Red Cross looks at the feasibility and effectiveness of starting to teach first aid during a child's first years at school.
Scribd added this note
This study by the British Red Cross looks at the feasibility and effectiveness of starting to teach first aid during a child's first years at school.
Lalit Bogra liked this
kzklwin liked this
Jared Friedman liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->