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St John to launch free First Aid in Schools program across South Australia

Today St John launched the free First Aid in Schools program at Mark Oliphant College with 300 children who have completed the course recently.

St John Ambulance SA, the state’s leading provider of First Aid services, is launching a community program to equip thousands of school aged children across South Australia with vital First Aid skills that could help them save a life.

In the first year St John will train at least 6,000 Reception to Year 8 students across the State with its First Aid in Schools program and is inviting schools to register.
St John SA CEO, Sharyn Mitten believes teaching first aid from a young age will instill children with the skills and confidence to respond if called upon, either in the home or at play.

“St John is committed to promoting the importance of First Aid in the community and believes there is no better place to start, than in our schools.

“Our aim is to equip all children with the first aid skills they need, if faced with a medical emergency. This is part of a national mission to ensure at least one person is First Aid trained in every household.”

St John will officially launch the First Aid in Schools program at Mark Oliphant College on Tuesday 25 June, with the support of His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, St John Deputy Prior and Governor of South Australia.