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

This site has been designed for schools and was scheduled to go live this summer. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we’ve decided to make First aid champions available earlier, so children and young people can learn vital first aid skills at home and have the confidence to help. Whether you’re a parent, teacher or child we would love to know what you think and will be publishing a survey in due course.

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.

Getting started

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


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


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


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


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.

First aid can help save lives and kindness is powerful.

Read how learning first aid has made a difference

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