Would you like to learn first aid at school?


27th July 2018

BY the year 2020, all pupils in England will be learning first aid skills at school, according to the Government.

After years of campaigning by many charities and individuals, young people in England will soon be taught first aid skills and given CPR training at school.

The Government has said that primary school children in England be taught basic first aid and to learn how and when to contact emergency services.

Secondary school children will be taught life-saving skills like CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), say the proposals.

Many charities, including the British Heart Foundation, have said that the plan could help save thousands of lives in the future, as a new generation will be armed with the skills they need to provide first aid to those in need.

Would you like to learn first aid at school?


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sprinkle10 · 3 years ago

Yeah because it could help save lives and I would really like to be a doctor

titmouse · 3 years ago

It could have saved many lives. I voted YES!

titmouse · 3 years ago

(If we were already taught!)

boyhornet · 3 years ago

First To Comment — I think we should as we could save people’s lives if we do.

dogsrock16 · 3 years ago

first to comment

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dogsrock16 · 3 years ago

yes because of emergencyes

dogsrock16 · 3 years ago

I think it will be good to learn first aid at school because then if you find somebody hurt, you know what to do .

jaguar119 · 3 years ago

Yes, because it sounds fun, and it's good education for children who want to work for the NHS, and others too!

ravenclaw1 · 3 years ago

Yes, I would like to learn first aid because it teaches you how to save someone's life. You might need your first aid or life-saving skills if someone was drowning in a river, swimming pool or even the sea. It is compulsory to learn first aid and life-saving as you might need it in the future and school prepares you for the future.

pugfan22 · 3 years ago

It will be a perfect lesson to learn and use later on in life ?➡️??

hamester5 · 3 years ago

we all should it saves lives

musicaldog · 3 years ago

I would like to learn first aid in school because if we did not know how to take care of risky situations what would we do.

catonclan · 3 years ago

this would be a good idea because it means that children can possibly save a life in emergence situations.

catonclan · 3 years ago

it would also teach many life skills

cotton77 · 3 years ago

It's a good idea because it can save lives and it might teach us how to be a doctor

sunglasses · 3 years ago

Yes because I think it's important for people to learn life saving skills. Also, if people want to take a medical career, this will help them. I am surprised this hasn't been put forward before.

galactic12 · 3 years ago

I agree with the idea except not everyone would like to have first aid lessons so maybe the people who don't want to learn about it can learn something different.

draco · 3 years ago

maybe because you could save someone's life but you could mess up what you are doing

agentlord · 3 years ago

Let's do it. We would of been dead by now...

oceangirl5 · 3 years ago

Yes because it would be useful in certain situations!

sophia6 · 3 years ago

I vote yes because if there is an emergancy and someone needs help if they pass out or something you can help them. It will also boost their confidence if they can help someone. It is good because I want to be a doctor when I'm older. This is also a bad idea because it could make children worried something like that could happen to them.

dolfincake · 3 years ago

Yes- because we then will have a basic on what to do in a real emergency and it'll help youngsters to start considering on what they want to be when they're older.

hpcrazy101 · 3 years ago

No because I think it will not be used in most peoples future life. As that it would only be use for the ambulance or doctors and nurses

pixiedog · 3 years ago

I only say no because some people would have had this treatment and would be to frightened to see it again.I am not saying that you shouldn’t learn but maybe as a club just so you have the choice other than that I think it is perfectly fine!

redindian9 · 3 years ago

It's a great idea! Kids would know what to do if somebody were injured. Lives could be saved!

claudine · 3 years ago

I learnt it when I was 6, but it is really important that everyone knows so that loads of us are safe from preventable deaths!

claudine · 3 years ago

Why wouldn't you want to?!

oritime · 3 years ago

Yes of course because safety is one of the most important thing on earth.

snufflypug · 3 years ago

It would save lots of lives if all children can do first aid?

sangn08 · 3 years ago

It would be great to learn first aid at school so that you know what to do in an emergency

mimpi123 · 3 years ago

Yes; it would be fun and could eventually save a live.

fullofjoy · 3 years ago

Yes because you could save someone's live and it is funner than maths and english?????

poojha · 3 years ago

It would be really helpful in the future, to save someone's life. But we already learn it in school. It could be helpful for others though

lavender08 · 3 years ago

I vote........ YES!!! If you are stuck in critical medical situation and you don't know first aid, they could potentially die before the ambulance gets there. If you know first aid it could save lives.

aquaquazar · 3 years ago

Yes because if there are no teachers around and something really bad happens who is going to look after the child?

con-con · 3 years ago

yes because if someone was heart you could save their life

welovenews · 3 years ago

GO 1st AID!!!!!!!!!!!!!

monkeygair · 3 years ago

Yes what if uninspected things happen and you need to save people

ohmycool · 3 years ago

if it could save a life, then definitely. It would also help people who want to be doctors or paramedics when their older.

gamer07 · 3 years ago

Yes! If you ever need to perform first aid in an emergency situation you could save a life with this skill. People always say stuff like" did you know that I can revive people" without knowing a thing about it.

brownie12 · 3 years ago

Yeah but then I don't think it should be a daily thing more like a weekly thing

hc-524219 · 3 years ago

I think we should learn first aid at school because in case of emergencies, you will know what to do and also, if you get hurt outside of school, you can always remind yourself of acting out the first aid. So yes, I think we should learn first aid at school.?

meadwaym · 3 years ago

why not?!?

sootysweep · 3 years ago

i think we should. Because we might find somebody who is injured and then we can help them.

natalija · 3 years ago

Yes because it would be fun and most children will know what to do in an emergency.

kaena · 3 years ago

I voted yes because I did it earlier this year and learnt loads of interesting things. If you know how t do first aid, then for example if you are with your friend and no adults and they collapse and stop breathing, then you could save their life by keeping them going till the ambulance get there. :)

queenfirst · 3 years ago

i think its a really good idea because their is a much bigger chance that more lives would be saved and that would be just because you would learn first aid only one hour a day

owly · 3 years ago

No. Some people can't stand looking at blood and things like that. It should at least be an option, as some kids really don't like that kind of thing.

tesarous · 3 years ago

We should be taught first aid at school because it prepares you for the life situations were you need to know what to do so you can help save someone's life. As members of the society we need to be able to help out if someone is hurt.

tesarous · 3 years ago

If you do not get taught first aid at school may I recommend scouts as they do lots on first aid.

ti-10 · 3 years ago

Yes! It will help thousands of people get better and everyone will be happy! It's also very good education for people who want to be a doctor or a nurse. (A nurse can be a boy or a girl.)

pawsomecat · 3 years ago

I think that it sounds really good because you can save someone's life and It might be really fun to learn.

kingslayer · 3 years ago

Of course I would want to because I would know what to do in an accident , etc.

Although...There is this part of me that says no because I don't really like blood and it might be boring.

pieface225 · 3 years ago

it would be helpful for all wanna be doctors

honhon88 · 3 years ago

YES!!! it will be sooo helpful and might even reduce the amount of deaths we have!!! so YEAH!!!

drummercmd · 3 years ago

it would be great to learn to make people better

roseydog · 3 years ago

some people might not want to so the people who don't want to don't have to but the people who do want to can.

sammyseal7 · 3 years ago

No because I go to a first aid club already

lovebaking · 3 years ago

I did it in year 6 x

flossingg · 3 years ago

I think first aid is very important and should be a life skill. I do not go to school but still know a lot of first aid skills.

radishes10 · 3 years ago

It sounds like a great idea , but when we were doing first aid we had to watch a video of someone having an asthma attack- it wasn't an optional thing - and a girl in my class threw up ?

ys001 · 3 years ago

I have already learnt first aid at a club. I think it should be taught in schools as it is a skill for life

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snowball32 · 3 years ago

Wooooo definitely yes if we were taught first ai t

penguinbow · 3 years ago

It’s important to learn. Say if your friend needed CPR and you don’t know what to do, then what’s the point not learning it.

puppy123 · 3 years ago

WE ALREADY DO!!!But I would still like to carry on

pawsomecat · 3 years ago

No because it might be very gross

anika2111 · 3 years ago

Yes because you never know if someone needs medical attention suddenly. You may be able to save their life!

uniquepika · 3 years ago

You need to know wagat to do in case of an emergency.

bobalob · 3 years ago

Yes because, we already do but I want to learn more.

krabbit38 · 3 years ago

I agree with titmouse

essy101 · 3 years ago

Yes but as long as they don't include any gory stuff. I am super squeamish.

xxowlxx · 3 years ago

I have a first aid club!

sch · 3 years ago

I'd love to! Not because i want to be a doctor. It's because, if i find somebody knocked out, i want to be able to help. I already know a bit of first aid but not from school, i want to know more!

sch · 3 years ago

Seventy-fith to comment!

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lottielove · 2 years ago

I think it is important to earn it but I don't think people should do lessons about it at school. Because I am sure there are LOADS of other places where people learn it and I am sure almost everyone round about the age of 7+ have learnt it out of school anyways.

lottielove · 2 years ago

Ohh, also if you do Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers you will DEFINATELY learn it at some point if you haven't already. (Just saying.)

saxophone7 · 2 years ago

(eighty) first to comment!!!!! Yes definitely we should learn first aid!!!! We might save lives nothing too squeamish though

opalstar · 1 year ago

Yes Yes Yes

katkid10 · 1 year ago

I do this at rookies (after a certain stage in our pool you can decide to carry on doing your levels or do Rookies, which is training to be Lifeguards).

panda89 · 9 months ago

it is 2020 now and i do not have first aid lessons at all 😠