Harrogate students in first aid contest win

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Youngsters proved they were first class first aiders at a regional competition.

The team of five pupils, aged 12 and 13, from Rossett School competed against a record number of young first aiders at a competition run by St John Ambulance.

The school, who won the regional final, are set to take part in the competition’s national finals in June.

Students were asked to react to first aid scenarios using real people who feigned anything from major bleeding to unconsciousness.

Charlotte South, first aid and health manager at Rossett School, said: “To be judged the best of all the secondary schools in the region is a huge achievement and I’m so proud of them. We had a lovely, fun day – but the skills they’ve learned are about saving lives.

“Everybody should know first aid, it’s something I’m passionate about.

“I hope I’ve given some of the children that enthusiasm.”

St John Ambulance Humberside schools and community officer Rachel Fowler, added: “We work continually to highlight how crucial it is for youngsters to learn first aid skills.”