Lifeguards teaching youngsters vitals skills - The Leamington Observer

Lifeguards teaching youngsters vitals skills

Ian Hughes 7th Dec, 2016   0

SAFETY first entrepreneurs from Kenilworth are set to achieve their ambition of teaching the nation’s children the essential life skill of first aid.

James Sadler and Scott Wilson, both 19, met working as leisure attendants – jobs that relied on them being able to administer first aid.

It inspired the teenagers to offer free lessons in first aid to schools across the area to teach youngsters the importance of life-saving skills.

But now they are developing an e-learning platform so children across the UK can be taught the basics of crucial first aid.

James said: “At the moment we deliver free assemblies to schools, scouts groups and sports clubs, helping pupils to become more knowledgeable about the subject teaching them how to deal with emergency situations and, most importantly, how to save lives.

“They are basic but vital skills. Neither of us can remember being taught them at school and they are not part of the national curriculum. From our sessions it is clear that there is a massive knowledge gap, which seems ridiculous when you consider that they are simple skills which are literally a matter of life and death.”

The duo have formed First Aid Aware and are currently developing the on-line platform.

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