Dele holds frozen peas against a bump on his head

First aid champions

Create a new generation of lifesavers with your free British Red Cross first aid learning resource.

Use this resource to teach first aid

Welcome to First aid champions, a new first aid teaching site for learners aged 5-18. First aid education is now on the RSE and health curriculum in England, and First aid champions can be used by all schools in the UK to teach the skills children and young people need to save a life.

Please scroll down to find activities, films, PowerPoints and quizzes. You won't need any extra training to use the site, and there are resources for children and young people to learn independently, too.

Georgia presses down hard on a cut with a tea towel while Beth calls 999

Getting started

Browse these pages to find the first aid learning resources you need:

Dele holds frozen peas against a bump on his head. Georgia and her mum comfort him.


Discover activities to teach first aid skills, kindness and coping, safety and share learning, for children aged 5-11.

Seb presses a cloth onto his bleeding arm as Hayley calls 999


Discover activities to teach first aid skills, helping others, and safety and wellbeing, for children aged 11–18.

School children raising their hands to answer a teacher's question


Read more about how First aid champions helps you teach first aid and kindness.

A young person calling 999 on their mobile phone


Frequently asked questions about the First aid champions toolkit

About the British Red Cross

You may know that we help millions of people around the world when crisis strikes. But you may not know that for over 100 years, we have helped set first aid training standards around the world. We educate tens of thousands of people in the UK every year, supporting communities and preparing people to cope with many different types of emergency.

A British Red Cross volunteer helps a woman after a house fire

First aid can help save lives and kindness is powerful.

Read how learning first aid has made a difference

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