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Herefordshire School CCF finalists for Everyday Heroes award

Lucton School CCF in Herefordshire has been shortlisted for the final of the St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards, in the small organisation category.

Herefordshire School CCF finalists for Everyday Heroes award

25 July 2017

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The awards programme celebrates the stories of ordinary people who have used first aid to save a life.It also recognises individuals and organisations that have helped to champion the cause and create more first aiders in the community.

Lucton School has an extensive first aid programme for pupils and teachers. The CCF plays a major role in the training and testing of first aid resources, with the Contingent Commander Maj Craig Derrigan, Lt Emma Coates and 2Lt Frankie Jefferies leading the way.

The award nomination recognises the impressive contribution the CCF has made to first aid training including investment in an automated external defibrillator (AED) which 16 members of staff and a group of Year 10 students have been trained to use. Basic and advanced first aid training has also been rolled out across the whole school; with 90% of staff now upskilled and all students in Year 8 onwards having some from of training.

The nomination also recognises the development of practical skills through national and regional competitions.

Major Craig Derrigan, the school’s primary first aid trainer and CCF Contingent Commander, said: “Learning first aid helps with team building, confidence and communication skills. It is incredible how involved and interested they are in the subject.”

The awards ceremony will be held in London in September, when the winners will be announced.

Best of luck to Lucton School!

For more about the awards visit the St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards website.