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Film premier comes to Summertown!

We have launched our new first aid film and it’s going down really well. Last Easter, we spent the holidays with a great bunch of people from The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford Medical Illustration and Winchester University making the film which was partially funded by the RM Moss Charitable Trust and a Tesco Community […]

All three of my children have benefitted from this vital training programme.

My name is Paula and I’m delighted to be running the London Marathon and raising money for I.M.P.S. All three of my children have benefitted from this vital training programme in Year 6 and during my teaching in Oxfordshire, I’ve been lucky to experience this invaluable course first hand. I started casually running whilst my […]

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Child Safety Week 2022

Child Safety Week is here! Child Safety Week is an annual community education campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT). CAPT’s aim is to help families build confidence and skills in managing the real risks to children’s safety. They want all children to have the freedom to grow and learn, safe from serious […]

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Masonic Lodge donation

I.M.P.S. was delighted to accept a recent donation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Oxfordshire at a charity evening on November 2nd 2021. I.M.P.S. joined 15 other charities who were the beneficiaries of generous donations by the Freemasons of Oxfordshire. Lynn Pilgrim, I.M.P.S. project manger said “It was quite humbling to hear from so many […]

Does your school have an AED?

I.M.P.S. is proud to support the work done by the Arrhythmia Alliance and urge everyone to ensure that their local school has access to a  defibrillator. I.M.P.S. teaches year 6 pupils in Oxfordshire and Hull how to perform CPR and to use a defibrillator (AED) and we are pleased to promote this initiative by the […]

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Parliament debates water safety on school curriculum

On Monday 12th July 2021, the petitions committee debated the importance of increasing water safety content on the schools curriculum following an e petititon of over 107,000 signatures. You can watch the debate here.  The petition says:  “As a country we see many water-related fatalities every year. We see many more call outs to water […]

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Professor Sir Keith Willett

We are proud that our founder and ex chairman Professor Keith Willett has been a awarded a knighthood in the Queens Birthday honours list. Keith  started I.M.P.S. in 1995 and continues to be very supportive to the programme. You can read more about Keith and his achievements here. 

Learn to use a defibrillator

We have all been shocked by the news that Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed during a European Championship match recently. He suffered a sudden cardiac arrest which means that his heart went into an arrhythmia and was unable to beat properly. The immediate treatment for this is Cardiac Compressions (CPR) and the prompt use of […]

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Long Furlong School on the air

Long Furlong school have really been in the news recently. It all started with a normal  I.M.P.S. visit to Abingdon Community Hospital for Mrs Foster’s year 6 class.   The children learnt emergency life skills including how to put someone in the recovery position. Then, back at school, year 6 decided to teach the rest of […]

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Proud to be an I.M.P.S. School.

We are thrilled to announce the Proud to be an I.M.P.S. School Award. Every school that completes 3 elements of I.M.P.S. is presented the “Proud to be an I.M.P.S. School” award and can use the logo on their website or letterhead. The 3 elements are:  complete the online evaluation quiz before the visit attend the […]