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Y14 students who received First Aid certificates, with teacher Mr P. Byrne - View Full Size Image
Y14 students who received First Aid certificates, with teacher Mr P. Byrne
Y13 students who received First Aid certificates, with Head of PE Mrs M. McCullough - View Full Size Image
Y13 students who received First Aid certificates, with Head of PE Mrs M. McCullough
12/05/2011 LORETO COLLEGE SIXTH FORMERS GAIN FIRST AID ACCREDITATION

A number of sixth form students from Loreto College Coleraine, Specialist School, were presented with First Aid certificates from the St Johnís Ambulance and Heartstart organisations recently, in recognition of life-saving skills developed during the course of this academic year.

The students, from both Year 13 and Year 14 at the College, had completed these qualifications
during their PE programme† and had great fun trying out their bandaging skills on each other as well as learning† emergency life support.† The students received two qualifications: the Heartstart course certificate, which is funded by the British Heart Foundation and the NEELB look after tutor/teacher Training every year, to keep us up to date with latest guidelines.† This includes CPR, Recovery position, Bleeding and Choking, and also the Young First Aider certificate, which comes from the St Johnís Ambulance and covers topics such as dealing with asthma, bone, muscle and joint injuries, Burns and scalds, fainting and shock and Poisons.† The Young First Aider course overlaps with the content of Heartstart.

Both courses are taught by the Loreto College PE Staff and students learn to deal with scenarios and peer assessment. In total, 48 sixth form students received the Heartstart certificate, with 43 members of the group also receiving the Young First Aider qualification.†

Mrs Maureen McCullough, Head of PE at Loreto College, paid tribute to all the students who had attained these qualifications, and wished them well in using their skills in the years ahead.