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Top marks for first aid at Forest E-ACT Academy

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: January 21, 2014

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The Forest E-ACT Academy in Cinderford, has been awarded the St John Ambulance Schools Mark.

The prestigious national title is presented to schools and colleges that show a significant commitment to the safety and health of their pupils, workforce and community.

St John Ambulance’s regional training and community projects manager, Jim Jones, said: "It is absolutely fantastic that Forest E-ACT Academy should show such commitment to health and safety and first aid in the workplace and the school environment, for both students and staff.

"Through our work with teachers, we aim to make all schools and colleges as safe as possible.

"As well as building the confidence of staff to respond to an emergency, first aid training teaches pupils to care for others, equipping them with the skills to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved."

St John Ambulance teaches valuable life skills to young people by training them in first aid, in schools and through its youth schemes. In 2012 it delivered training of valuable life saving skills to over 93,000 young people.

For more information about the work of the St John Ambulance schools team contact St John Ambulance on 08700 104950.

If you are a teacher and are interested in teaching first aid in the classroom visit www.teachthedifference.org.uk

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