Kilmersdon pupil paramedics keep calm in an emergency
Paramedics brought an ambulance to Kilmersdon School – but thankfully there was no emergency.
The visit was arranged to allow pupils to see an ambulance in a friendly setting to help allay any fears they may have if they ever had to go in one.
The children from Reception, Years 1 and 2 were delighted to be able to sound the sirens.
They were shown all the different dials and buttons on the dashboard and what they were for.
The pupils learnt all about the equipment the ambulance carries and took turns in testing out the stretcher. They also had a go on the computer that tests blood pressure, heart rates and oxygen levels.
The charity Blood Bikes visited the school a few weeks before and the whole school was given a talk in assembly by the drivers of the bikes who transport vitally needed blood across the country.