St John’s Ambulance First Aid Finalists!

The St John’s Ambulance First Aid Awards were first launched in July last year to celebrate individuals, businesses and communities that are leading the way in first aid. Trophies go to organisations that have exemplary first aid standards and heroes who have been the difference between a life lost and a life saved. We were nominated for our commitment to first aid given that volunteer first aiders are drawn from different areas of the school, including midday supervisors and teaching assistants to ensure there is first aid provision at all times.


Seven members of our staff hold first aid qualifications, yet 39 staff attended a two-hour first aid seminar and 22 took part in the annual asthma and anaphylaxis awareness training delivered by the school nurse.

First aid training is not restricted to adults in our school with all year six pupils taking part in the St John Ambulance Young First Aider course in 2011.


Leckhampton School was up against four other schools and universities in this category and was also battling it out to be recognised for the overall category of Organisation of the Year.


On Monday evening, Mrs Blake attended the St John’s Ambulance First Aid Award ceremony 2012 at the Lancaster Hotel, London. You may not know but Mrs Blake is often referred to as the school’s fourth emergency service! Over the last two years, she has worked with St John’s Ambulance to teach basic first aid to a staggering number of children, staff, parents and community groups. Her commitment to the safety, well being and health of the pupils and staff here in school is second to none and we were delighted that both her and the School’s commitment to first aid has been recognised. Despite not winning the category, we were thrilled to be nominated and remain passionate about the importance of first aid for all.


Please pop into the main entrance to see our lovely certificate and information on all the organisations nominated.