Primary school pupils become Mini-Medics

by | 16 Mar 2017 | News, Schools

Youngsters at a Staffordshire Primary School have been learning how to save a life as part of a new junior first aid initiative.

Pupils and staff at The Richard Heathcoate Community Primary School, in Alsagers Bank, took part in the Mini-Medics course on Thursday, March 18.

The sessions took place at school and were delivered by Stoke-on-Trent based Edenfield Training, with topics including contacting the emergency services, checking for dangers and breathing, basic first aid treatment, resuscitation and even an introduction to how a defibrillator works.

Jo Banks, Headteacher at the school said, “We arranged the sessions with Edenfield because we feel it’s really important to give young people the knowledge to potentially save a life.

“The children really enjoyed the sessions, and hopefully they will now have the confidence to take action in an emergency if they ever needed to.”

Chris Austin, Business Development Director at Edenfield Training added, “It’s fantastic to see that the school have recognised the importance of these sessions and how they can help their pupils.

“First aid is a life skill which they can now call upon to help keep themselves, their family and friends safe”.

The Mini-Medics courses are specifically designed to be delivered to young people in a fun and friendly way, whilst also equipping them with important first aid skills. They are ideal for schools, sports clubs or groups such as cubs and brownies.

Edenfield Training provide a range of training and consultancy services to individuals and organisations across the UK, in areas including health and safety, first aid, compliance and customer service.

To find out more go to our Mini Medics page, or contact Edenfield by calling 01782 219353 / emailing