Outdoor 1st Aid Training for Staff and Volunteers
This Sunday and Monday saw twelve staff and volunteers undertaking a gruelling two day and 16hr+ Certificated Outdoor 1st Aid Course. For some, this was their three year update, for others this was the first of, hopefully, a long term commitment to 1st Aid training. In all cases these staff contribute to our Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and are able to ensure safe supervision of our students on their expedition work.
This update and the material it provides is also used to provide 1st Aid training under our PSHE program for all our Year 10 students. It is also used for more in depth 1st Aid training for our Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Gold students. In genuinely remote conditions, this training could be life-saving and is essential.
So far, attempts to make 1st Aid training compulsory in schools has been unsuccessful despite all the evidence of positive outcomes. We are grateful to the British Heart Foundation for the donation of training dvd's and 35 “mini- annies" to support our 1st Aid Training Program. At STRS we are proud to be able to provide this essential training.