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The Midland's Air Ambulance charity visit school, helping the children to see and learn life saving skills

This week at Greswold, we have been delighted to welcome the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to work with our Year 5 and 6 children to teach them the vital life skill of CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation).


Across the two days, the children learnt about the work of the Midlands Air Ambulance including statistics on how many 'missions' they attend, as well as the level of fundraising they require to continue operating. The children also learnt how to deal with a catastrophic bleed using a bleeds kit or everyday items they could use if a kit is not nearby.


Children in Year 5 as well as other KS2 children at lunchtime also had the chance to visit the 'pod', a mock up air ambulance helicopter to see the conditions in which critical care doctors, paramedics and pilots work to save people's lives. 


Thank you to school staff for organising such an enjoyable learning experience, another example of how Greswold strives to enhance our curriculum offer with added purpose and context.