Research has shown that only 21% of children know any basic first aid, but that 87% of parents feel that their children should be taught it as part of the national curriculum.

On 12th June St John Ambulance will be holding the Big First Aid Lesson, aimed at students between 7-16 years. This is a free, one hour, online first aid session hosted by TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, and will be streamed live into classrooms.

The session will be made up of a combination of first aid training, specifically looking at head injuries, asthma attacks and anaphylactic shock, and 999 scenarios, as well opportunities for pupils to join in and ask questions via Google Hangouts.

At the moment the Big First Aid Lesson will be reaching roughly 200,000 pupils, and although that is an astounding number, there are still many children out there that would benefit from this webinar. I urge you all to get in touch with your children’s schools and ask them to sign up. All they need is the Internet and some sort of screen like an interactive wipe board. Even if they can’t take part in the live lesson St John Ambulance will be posting it online so that they can watch it a time that is more suitable for them. For more details head over to their website.

Remember that somebody’s life could be saved by the basic first aid that your children learn in this Big First Aid Lesson.