Pupils want first aid training

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More than 90 percent of secondary school students would like to learn first aid at school, according to the British Red Cross.

Results of an ICM poll commissioned by the charity show that nine out of ten students would also feel more confident helping a friend or family member in need of first aid, if they had received the right training. “First aid education must be more accessible in the classroom to build a generation of better citizens who possess life-saving skills”, says Joe Mulligan, the charity’s Head of First Aid.

The Red Cross has started a petition calling on the Government to make first aid education mandatory in all schools. It can be found at:
http://www.redcross.org.uk/pupilcitizenlifesaver

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