Teaching children first aid

Getting started with First aid champions

Whether you’ve taught first aid before or are completely new to it, First aid champions will help you confidently deliver first aid learning sessions at your school or youth group. Through easy- to-follow activities and a variety of engaging and impactful supporting materials, the resources are simple to teach and easy to learn. You don’t need any formal first aid training to deliver effective sessions.

How to use First aid champions 

As you work through First aid champions, your learners will follow six relatable characters and learn about first aid in realistic everyday situations. Children will also learn about kindness, coping and keeping calm, as well as how to stay safe when helpingEach module has accompanying films, photos, illustrations, activities, PowerPoint presentations and quizzes to support your sessions. There is also a module with ideas for children to share what they have learned with others. 

 

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Guidance and support documents

You can find full details of how activities are mapped to the primary curriculums in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the following documents to help with teaching first aid in schools:

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Guidance Support - England

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Guidance Support - Scotland

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Guidance Support - Wales

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Guidance Support - Northern Ireland

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My groups

You can use My groups to create groups and track your learners’ progress. My groups will track quiz results and children’s confidence to use first aid skills. When you create a group, a unique code will be generated for each child. You can then monitor their progress in the My groups dashboard. You can also download a certificate of participation for children taking part in First aid champions.

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Creating a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment

This guidance and activity document will help you create a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment. Use it when exploring the topics and concepts in this resource with children. Creating a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment teaching guidance

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Creating a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment

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Creating a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment - Powerpoint

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Resource library

This multi-media library is packed with activities, films, PowerPoint presentations and photographs for you to use to create engaging and interactive sessions.

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FAQs

Have a question? You’ll find the answer to the most commonly-asked questions about First aid champions here:

First aid skills

Learn and practise eight different first aid skills you can use to help others.

Kindness and coping

Learn about kindness and practise how to cope and keep calm.

Safety

Learn and practise how to keep safe when helping others.

Share

Share what you’ve learned with others.

Burns

What to do if someone gets burnt

This video will help you.......

Burns