August 25, 2009
Dreamscheme youngsters pick up life-saving first aid tips
of Highbridge's Dreamscheme have been visited by St John Ambulance
volunteers as part of their summer activities, earning points
for their chosen
trips later in the month.
total of 45 young people attended the sessions and met Lainey
Paul and Mike Hall from the Highbridge & Burnham St John Ambulance
group were given first aid advice, including phoning for an ambulance,
getting help in an emergency and how to reassure a casualty. They
also learnt about circulation within the body and how to deal
with a bleed, which included having a go at dressing a wound using
bandages and elevation slings.
addition to this, they were shown how to deal with an unconscious
casualty, were given a CPR demonstration on a 'Resusci Anne' and
had a go at the Recovery Position - which they all had good fun
putting into practice on the Dreamscheme Leaders!
Claire Chambers told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Mike and Lainey
were fantastic and provided a really informative session, giving
the young people skills they can use if they should ever be in
a life saving situation."
Hall added: "Lainey and I were extremely impressed with the
interest, participation and thought out questions that the various
group provided us with."
was excellent to see that the examples that were given to them
were followed and easily replicated by the groups successfully."
are a great group of young people and we all enjoyed ourselves
and learnt at the same time."
Dreamscheme was set up by the Children and Young Persons Sub-Committee
of the Local Action Team for Highbridge, alongside Highbridge
involves young people aged 8-16 taking part in community work,
such as litter picks, in return for points that can be used towards
day trips and other activities. If you are interested in joining,
see the official