Outreach Programme takes Mini Medics to Primary pupils

March 2024


Year 5 Mini Medics at St John's Primary School, pictured here with Jonathan Page.

Our Health & Safety Officer, and in-house First Aid Instructor, Jonathan Page has launched an exciting new Outreach opportunity for primary pupils called Mini Medics.

Mini Medics courses introduce first aid and mental health to young children via a network of trained individuals in UK schools. As a qualified instructor, Jonathan is well placed to deliver the training to our local primary schools.

Health education lessons are now compulsory in all state-funded schools in England and this includes basic first aid and mental health training. Mini Medics courses provide a foundation for children to learn how to take care of their own mental and physical health, as well as giving them the basic skills to look out for the people around them.

This term, pupils in Year 1 and Year 5 at St John's Primary School in Shildon have completed the Mini Medics course with Jonathan. As part of the programme they successfully learned how to dress different types of wounds, deal with a variety of injuries including breaks and sprains, put someone into the recovery position, and even perform emergency CPR. Pupils were extremely receptive to the training and we look forward to delivering the programme to other local primary schools in the new term.