First Aid Club
Nicola Mills in Year 12 has been running a first aid club on Friday lunchtimes this term. Nicola is a new member of Colston’s Sixth Form, and has been learning first aid since she was in Year 7. In her previous school there was a first aid club run by Sixth Formers, which is what gave her the idea to offer her own First Aid Club when she came to Colston’s. Colston's Parents' Society has generously funded this club.
Nicola has competed in both regional and national First Aid competitions, and when she was in Year 10 she was part of a team that achieved an impressive 4th place in a national competition held at London Zoo.
Nicola said: “I feel it’s a really important skill for people to learn. It’s really good for team building, and it’s nice that we’re not always being instructed by a teacher. We have some Year 10s who come to First Aid club with more experience than the younger members, so they pass their knowledge on too. It’s not just me doing the teaching.”
Members of Colston’s First Aid Club say:
“It’s a really good thing to know.”
“If something happens, you can help people.”
“You could save someone’ s life. That’s worth knowing.”
“I’ve already got my St. John’s Ambulance First and Second certificates, but I come along to learn even more.”
“It sounded really interesting and it’s something I haven’t done before.”
“My favourite thing so far is the bandages.”
“I like being put in the recovery position. It’s really relaxing!”