St John Badgers win regional first aid competition
St John Ambulance Badgers were celebrating today (Sunday, September
11th) after winning the regional heats of a top competition.
The team of Leah Adams, Courtney Gibbs-Jones and Ophelia Hazelton-Cavill
competed against teams from across the south west and shared overall
first place and were also named best first aiders. They will now
go on to represent the south west in the national finals in October.
The entrants for the annual St John Badgers first aid competition
came from as far afield as Gloucester and Devon and were all under
11 years of age.
They had to show competence in dealing with a casualty, dealing
with an emergency phone call, and demonstrating an understanding
of recycling as part of an extra eco-friendly subject test.
"Highbridge Badgers, who were representing Somerset in the
competition, have been training hard on Friday evenings for this
event and it paid off handsomely," Neil Adams, Highbridge
Badger Assistant Leader, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"Their performance in the first aid section of the competition
means that they were awarded the trophy for overall winners. All
the teams that competed should be commended for the high standards
of first aid displayed."
Leah, Courtney and Ophelia will next represent the whole South
West region in the national competition to be held in Swindon
on October 29th.
Pictured: The winning Badgers with County and Highbridge Youth