YOUNG pupils have learned life-saving skills thanks to a pioneering partnership programme.

Merdon Junior School in Chandler's Ford hosted a first aid workshop where students got to learn how to give CPR or other emergency cases. 

The workshop was organised by Mini First Aid and Savlon. Daily Echo:

Mini First Aid is the UK’s largest specialist Paediatric First Aid training company and has featured on Dragons' Den. 

The company successfully secured investment from Sara Davies MBE. 

Speaking to the Echo about this special lesson, Claire Martin, headteacher at Merdon Junior School, said: "We are thrilled to have been offered this opportunity. The session was so carefully thought out, insightful and informative. 

"It was great for the children to engage in an experience like this outside of their usual classroom activities.

"It was lovely to see the children’s confidence and skills building throughout the session. It has left them with a great sense of independence and reassurance that they know how to act in a first aid emergency."Daily Echo:

Children were shown how to deal with bumps, burns, breaks, bleeding, and what steps to take if someone is choking. 

At the end of the workshops, the students were also awarded a certificate to take home. 

Mini First Aid was founded in 2014 and its course content was created in collaboration with trainers who have worked with children as young as three years old.Daily Echo:

Sara Davies MBE, Dragons Den entrepreneur, said: "As first aid is such a vital life lesson, it’s amazing that Mini First Aid and Savlon have partnered up to deliver such a positive and impactful initiative. 

"The classes have provided the children of Merdon Junior School with skills that they not only use throughout their childhood but later in life too."

Meanwhile, Brittany Skeels, Savlon brand manager, added: "We are proud to have been able to play a part in providing the local children of Merdon Junior School with these fantastic classes. 

"It’s great to hear the children and teachers share such a positive experience with the Little First Aider Academy."

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