Rutland schools urged to take part in first aid competition

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Schools in Rutland are being urged to come forward to take part in a national first aid competition aimed at celebrating young people’s life saving skills.

The St John Ambulance National Schools’ First Aid Competition encourages school teams from across the country to battle it out against their peers by carrying out first aid in a variety of scenarios on live casualties.

Qualifying rounds for the contest are followed by a national final at Drayton Manor theme park, Tamworth, on June 25, 2014. Teams are tested on first aid knowledge, communication skills and teamwork.

St John Ambulance is now looking for school teams to take part in take part in regional rounds at Snibston Discovery Museum in Leicestershire on March 13.

To enter, the teams must have completed the relevant courses on the charity’s online teaching resource Teach the Difference, and submit their online applications by January 15, 2014.

St John Ambulance teaches valuable life skills to young people by training them in first aid. For more information and to enter the competition, visit