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St John Ambulance (from 2009)

St. John Ambulance have been working with Wiltshire schools to increase the numbers of childen and young people who have learnt first aid skills.

Addional support was provided to many schools undertaking Healthy Schools Plus, building the capacity of teachers to deliver first aid training in schools.   

Fewer than one in ten people have been trained in first aid. St. John Ambulance wants every young person to have the opportunity to learn basic life saving skills at school.

They have developed a range of resources to help with the teaching of first aid in schools which will inspire children to want to learn more. Many of these resources can be downloaded from the St John Ambulance website and are free of charge. There is something for every age group, from pre-school upwards. Take a look at the teaching resources page on the St John Ambulance website.






Details of current first aid courses available to schools can be found on the posters below:

Primary school courses

Secondary school courses 

For advice and support with delivering first aid in your school, please contact George Tarte:


T 01452 858225

M 07799 810234

Nominate your school to receive free first aid training for 150 pupils from a St John Ambulance Schools & Community trainer.

Wiltshire Council is working with St John Ambulance to provide more first aid training in the community. For every 25 people who sign up for one of St John Ambulance's community courses in Wiltshire, the charity will deliver FREE training for up to 150 pupils in one of the county's schools.

The school with the highest number of nominations received by the date the 25 target is reached will be contacted and offered the training at a time and date to suit them.

This offer is for 1-hour taster sessions for five classes of 30 pupils per class, on the same day, working to the school timetable.

To nominate your school email putting “Wiltshire school free training 2016” in the subject box.

Or send the nomination form to:

George Tarte

Schools & Community Training Coordinater, (Wiltshire & Somerset)

St John Ambulance

Commerce Road

Cheltenham Road East