Teaching children first aid

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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. 

 

Teacher and educator guidance and support

For more information on how to use First aid champions, download the teacher and educator guidance.

Suggested sequence for primary educators

This document aims to support primary school teachers to sequence the content in First aid champions across year groups. This is a suggested approach –once you become familiar with the toolkit you can structure lessons based on the needs of your class, school and curriculum.

My groups and evaluation

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 using First aid champions. If you are not able to use My groups, you can download the quiz questions as a PDF.

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Primary quiz questions and answers

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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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FAQs

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

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Dele sees his grandfather has collapsed on the floor

First aid skills

Learn and practise eight different first aid skills primary school children can use to help others.

Jonjo and his father reassure Ekam

Kindness and coping

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

Ekam's mother reassures Jonjo, who is holding his inhaler

Safety

Learn and practise how to keep safe when helping others.

Liya and her father talking in a park

Share

Share what you’ve learned with others.