Children in Cornwall are set to be taught how to save lives and use defibrillators.
The Mini Medics course is a basic introduction to first aid for children between the ages of eight and 11, but can suit children of any age.
Delivered by CCB (Cornwall College Business), no confusing terminologies are used, and the course is delivered in an educational and practical way to instil the importance of helping someone who is poorly or injured.
The range of subjects covered during the course include the recovery position, resuscitation, wounds and bleeding, first aid kits, shock, choking, asthma, defibrillator training and contacting the emergency services.
Cubert School in Newquay recently enjoyed a Mini Medics morning delivered by CCB and assistant headteacher Tracey Wood, said the “feedback has been very positive”.
“The children felt empowered and enjoyed the practical training, especially CPR and the recovery position,” she continued.
“They felt they would be confident to do this again if they were called upon to do so. We are currently looking into setting up mini medic helpers in the playground.”
Training Consultant at CCB, John Devlin said: “We are so pleased to be able to offer this flexible course to primary schools, sports clubs and organisations such as cubs and brownies. We can deliver the course over three to four hours to suit, depending on the syllabus you want covered”.