|Date posted||7th December 2009|
Hull I.M.P.S. takes part in BBC first aid event
Linked to the new series of Helicopter Heroes the BBC invited members of the public to come along to a first aid fair in Hull and find out more about first aid.
I.M.P.S. were invited to take part to highlight an organisation dedicated to making sure young people have some first aid skills.
During the event Lara King Radio DJ from the BBC interviewed the I.M.P.S. team live on air and ‘had a go’ at CPR herself. They also played a pre-recorded ‘snippet’ of an I.M.P.S. session which was recorded the previous week when the children from Bricknell Primary came on a hospital visit.
“Throughout the morning, the children were attentive and, when it came to the hands on, ‘try it for yourself’ session – everyone was keen to try the techniques for themselves – an invaluable tool, particularly with the more complex procedures like CPR.
Talking to the accompanying teaching staff, it’s clear that programmes like I.M.P.S make a real difference. It’s not just about giving young people the skills to help, but also the knowledge that, by doing so, they can make a real difference.
The smiles on the faces of the boys and girls at the end of the day is not just the smile of a child going home with a finger sized plaster cast – it’s the smile of someone with a little more confidence and a lot more knowledge. In the words of one child: “First aid is important because it actually does save lives.”
The I.M.P.S. interactive DVD was also played throughout the event on the screens in the open centre showing accidents that can easily happen in the home and how any injury caused can be treated & prevented.