Farnsfield parents have lessons in lifesaving skills

PARENTS at a Farnsfield school have been given lessons in lifesaving skills thanks to St John Ambulance and Nottinghamshire County Council funding.

A two-hour Essential first aid course was offered free of charge for parents of children at Farnsfield St Michael’s Church of England Primary School with St John Ambulance trainer Darren Allcock.

Eleven parents gained vital skills that could be the difference between life and death, including dealing with a patient who is choking, treating severe bleeding, dealing with a casualty that is unconscious and delivering cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The course was offered as part of grant funding from Nottinghamshire County Council to enable essential first aid training for people in the local community. Similar first aid training sessions were also delivered for pupils and parents at Crompton View Primary School in July last year.

For more information about St John Ambulance telephone 08700 10 49 50 or visit www.sja.org.uk.