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Building resilience through education

Building resilience through education

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As the government continues its wide-ranging review of the subjects taught in English schools, the British Red Cross is calling for first aid and humanitarian education to play a central role in the new National Curriculum.

First aid skills save lives and reduce the impact of injuries, making a vital difference in various emergency situations.

Humanitarian education tackles contemporary global issues from child soldiers to HIV, teaching young people to understand and respond to disaster and adversity whether it affects them or others.
As the government continues its wide-ranging review of the subjects taught in English schools, the British Red Cross is calling for first aid and humanitarian education to play a central role in the new National Curriculum.

First aid skills save lives and reduce the impact of injuries, making a vital difference in various emergency situations.

Humanitarian education tackles contemporary global issues from child soldiers to HIV, teaching young people to understand and respond to disaster and adversity whether it affects them or others.

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Published by: British Red Cross on Jun 19, 2012
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 As the government continues itswide-ranging review o the subjectstaught in English schools, the BritishRed Cross is calling or frst aidand humanitarian education to playa central role in the new NationalCurriculum.First aid skills save lives and reducethe impact o injuries, making a vitaldierence in various emergencysituations. Humanitarian educationtackles contemporary global issuesrom child soldiers to HIV, teachingyoung people to understand andrespond to disaster and adversitywhether it aects them or others.Covering these topics in theclassroom will create stronger andmore humane communities wherepeople are willing and able to actwhen a crisis occurs.Messages o frst aid andhumanitarian education canbe incorporated into existingcurriculum subjects. There’s no need to burdentimetables with extra subjects. Asthe table below shows, frst aidand humanitarian education can beincluded in existing core subjects,such as science or citizenship.By including them in lessons,schools will also be well placed tomeet Osted requirements or healthand saety – which insist that withinPE and science pupils learn abouthazards and risks, and how toensure the saety o themselvesand others.
How rst id nd humnitrin eductioncn t into the tionl urriculum
 
LevelSubject and topics in existingNational CurriculumWhat relevant learning doesfrst aid and humanitarianeducation deliver?Keystages 1and 2 Age 5-11
Science
 Hazards, risk assessment andtaking action to reduce risks.Checking an area is sae,alerting an adult and calling or help, dealing with burns.Hygiene and shortages o oodand clean water.
Personal, social, health, andeconomic education (PSHE)and Citizenship
 Healthy liestyles and keeping sae,including basic road saety andpeople who help children stay sae.Developing good relationships andrespecting the dierences betweenpeople.Skills, attitudes and behaviour tocope with adversity.Keeping yoursel and otherssae, spotting hazards andcalling or help. How to treatunconscious people.Exploring assumptions andreecting on values, respectingand listening to others.Recognising risk anddeveloping empathy.
PE
 Fitness and health.Fractures, sprains and strains,how to treat unconsciousness.
KeyStages 3and 4 Age 11-16
Science
  Assessing risk and working saely inthe laboratory, feld and workplace. The eect o diet, drugs and diseaseon health and behaviour.Bleeding and shock, how to treatunconsciousness and burns.Climate change, hygiene andclean water, ood and malnutrition,natural disasters, health (includingpandemics and epidemics).
PE
 Making and applying decisionsRecognising hazards andcontrolling risks.Fractures, sprains and strains,how to treat unconsciousness.
PSHE
Recognising and managing risk,taking responsibility or choicesand behaviour, making a positivecontribution to amilies, schools andcommunities. As pupils explore similarities anddierences between people, anddiscuss social and moral dilemmas,they learn to deal with challenges andaccommodate diversity in all its orms.Pupils learn to manage new anddifcult situations positively.Knowing when and how toget help, recognising specifcillnesses and health problemsincluding heart attacks, diabetes,asthma attacks, meningitis,epileptic seizures and choking.Migration and its impact oncommunities. Understandingdierent points o view andchallenging the ideas o others.Decision making and takingappropriate action. Criticalthinking.

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