Pupils take role as ambulance crew
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 in an emergency.
The children from Buzzards and Sparrow Hawks which are Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, were delighted to be "drivers" and to sound the sirens.
They were shown all the different dials and buttons on the dashboard and what they were for. They 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.
Blood Bikes visited the school a few weeks before and pupils were given a talk in assembly by the drivers who transport blood across the country.
Each bike costs £30,000, which amazed the children, and has prompted the Eagles Class, Year 6, to start planning a sponsored event to help raise money for the bikes.