On the 16th, 18th and 19th of April, the children of Springfield Community Primary School were taught the basic key skills of First Aid, such as calling for help, CPR, how to use a defibrillator and the Recovery Position. Malcolm Sweetlove from Sweetlove Training delivered the course to every pupil across school from Years 1-6. The workshops were both fun and informative; the children and staff welcomed the relaxed methods of delivery.
Here is what some of the staff and children thought about the sessions:
“It was so lovely to see the children so engaged and inspired. Even now, a week later, pupils are still practising the recovery position on each other and the teachers in their playtimes.” Mrs Phipps
“Mr Sweetlove was very clever and taught us all we need to know about saving lives.” Year 2 boy
“I loved our first aid sessions. Mr Sweetlove was so funny and I want to be just like him when I grow up.” Year 3 girl
“I loved the first aid. It was great fun and I learnt so much. He was a funny guy.” Year 4 girl
“A very friendly and approachable instructor who inspired all children. Some pupils have even gone home and shown their parents.” Miss Duckworth
“Malcolm was very patient with all the pupils and all the differing abilities. He made everything accessible for all those who took part. Everyone was engaged throughout the sessions and it was interactive for everybody, including staff. Resources were fantastic and brought an element of fun to the sessions. I loved it!” Mr Brown.