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Life saving scheme praised

A scheme developed in Oxford for teaching life-saving skills to children was commended in the Commons by Oxford East MP Andrew Smith on Thursday 6th December 2012. The Labour MP weighed in to a debate about the teaching of such skills, and spoke about a programme developed in the city in the 1990s. The debate was […]

Sponsors unite to back ‘Robbo’

Former Oxford United captain Les Robinson, who now works as a PE teacher at a school that caters for children with complex learning needs, ran to raise funds for the Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools (Imps), a charity which helps his pupils. The dad-of-two, 45, said: “I’m a little bit stiff to be honest with you. […]

I.M.P.S Teacher helps save daughter’s tooth

A teacher was very pleased she had brought children from Sandhills Year 6 on the Oxford I.M.P.S. visit when her daughter was hit in the mouth with a hockey ball and knocked her tooth out. She said “After several years of visiting I.M.P.S. I managed to remember to put the tooth in some milk and […]

A trip to the hospital – John Blandy School, Oxfordshire

On the 24th November, Year 6 went to Abingdon minor injuries to do I.M.P.S.(Injury Minimization programme for schools). When they went they learned how to do CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), the recovery position and how to prevent injuries. The year 6 looked at pictures of X- rays and then they got their fingers plastered and […]

My Emergency 999 Call

It was a late Saturday night and I was visiting my nanny and grandad at their home in Norfolk. I was getting ready for bed when suddenly my nanny ran quickly into her conservatory. After about five minutes she hadn’t returned to the living room where my sister Kayleigh, my grandad and I were. So […]

I.M.P.S. girl helps mum

Hayley from Sonning Common Primary School, Oxfordshire sent us a letter explaining how she helped her mum after her I.M.P.S. visit to the John Radcliffe Hospital: We were getting ready for my dad to come and pick us up to take us to the Henley Show as my mummy was not feeling well. Mum had […]

Girl, 11, steps in to save mother

An 11-year old girl has been praised for using first aid to help her mother after she fell down the stairs during a fit.  Aroosah Khan, a year six pupil at St Francis School, Horsepath, Oxford, used skills she learned just two weeks earlier at Oxford’s John Radcliffe hospital, where she and classmates were being […]

Safety First

The Guardian Would your child know what to do if a friend was choking, or had fallen off their bike? Lucy Atkins reports on a scheme that takes 10-year-olds into casualty to learn how to avoid accidents and save lives It is 10 am in the accident and emergency department of the John Radcliffe Hospital, […]

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