Form 6 visited Airedale Hospital on Tuesday morning to learn valuable lifesaving skills.
The class met with the Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools team. The I.M.P.S. scheme, which has run at Airedale Hospital since 2003, provides special training to around 6,500 schoolchildren each year.
The class learnt valuable lessons in how to minimise the chances of an accident that could lead to death or disability and how to deal with an emergency.
Form 6 first took a tour of the Accident and Emergency department to understand what goes on there.
The class then sat down to watch an interactive DVD where they watched accounts of different accidents such as car collisions, electric shocks and burns. The class then discussed accident prevention and also how to deal with the accident.
The children were then able to put into practice what they had learnt with the help of some CPR dummies.
Each pupil was taught how to check if the casualty was breathing, how to lift the casualty’s chin to open up the airways and how to administer CPR in an emergency.
Mrs Marshall who accompanied her class said:
“We take Form 6 to Airedale Hospital for the I.M.P.S. training every year as it is extremely important for young people to know how to assess risk and deal with emergencies. The children really enjoyed the session as I think that they knew their role was important and they enjoyed having the responsibility of managing risk in an emergency. The two session leaders complimented the class on their attentiveness and interaction with the training.”
Conveniently situated on the A65 between Ben Rhydding, Ilkley and Burley in Wharfedale, Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is ideally located for families living in or commuting to the surrounding cities, towns and villages of Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale, Addingham, Menston, Guiseley, Baildon, Bingley, Otley, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Skipton and Keighley.