First aid call to schools

SCHOOLS across the High Peak and Hope Valley are being invited 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’.

The contest – held in qualifying rounds followed by a national final at Drayton Manor theme park, Tamworth, in June – tests young people’s first aid knowledge, communication skills and teamwork.

Teams of four plus a reserve can enter junior and senior categories and take part in the East Midlands qualifying round to be held at Snibston Discovery Museum, Coalville, on April 25.

For more information and to enter the competition call 01246 200272 or visit the website