FIRST aid experts have commended Felpham Community College for its dedication to keeping pupils safe.
The college is among the first in the country to be awarded the St John Ambulance Schools Mark.
This is a national recognition of schools that show a significant commitment to the safety and health of their pupils, workforce and community.
The college needed to prove it delivered first aid training and had a safe working environment above the minimum allowed.
Year 9 student Zachary Trouchkin used the training to good effect when he helped a person with a cut leg. He applied pressure to the wound, raised it up on to a bench and applied a bandage.
He said knowing first aid was necessary. “If someone injures themselves, you can save their life and that’s important,” he said.
The submission for the award was led by students Peter Reavey, 14, Max Hughes, 15, and Poppy Shallis, 16, who are St John Ambulance cadets.
Headteacher Mark Anstiss said: “Poppy, Peter and Max have taken what they have learnt in the cadets and provided first aid training to students within assemblies.”
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