Lessons in life saving first aid skills are a hit with Padiham schoolchildren

Padiham Primary School students with their first aid certificates.
Padiham Primary School students with their first aid certificates.
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Final year pupils from Padiham Primary School will leave next month with more than just happy memories.


For the year six students were taught essential first aid skills, including everything from how to treat cuts to CPR, choking and what to do in other emergency situations.

Padiham Primary School students proudly show off their first aid certificates.

Padiham Primary School students proudly show off their first aid certificates.

Volunteers from Millie's Trust went along to the school in Burnley Road to teach the skills to the children.

Students and staff also sold biscuits and held a non uniform day which raised £408 for the Trust. This will go towards training more people in first aid skills.

The Trust was set up to teach paediatric first aid training to as many people as possible by Dan and Joanne Thompson after their baby daughter, Millie, died after choking on food at nursery in 2012.

And the cause is very close to the hearts of Padiham Primary School as Joanne is a former pupil and her mum, Mrs Jackie McInnes, works there as office manager.

Three pupils from Padiham Primary School prepare to learn CPR skills

Three pupils from Padiham Primary School prepare to learn CPR skills

A sale of home-made biscuits during the first aid sessions helped raise money for Millie's Trust.

A sale of home-made biscuits during the first aid sessions helped raise money for Millie's Trust.