Forest Gate pupils learn how to save lives

897936469Youngsters received a lesson in how to save a life this week as St John Ambulance paid a visit to a primary school.

Pupils at Elmhurst Primary School, in Park Road, Forest Gate, learned essential first aid from the charity’s youth workers on Tuesday (July 16).

St John Ambulance’s Rise project – which has been helping disadvantaged young people in east London boroughs since 2009 – has teamed up with the Release the Peace campaign set up by two grieving mothers.

Earlier in the term, Elmhurst pupils listened to the harrowing stories of Margaret Mizen and Grace Idowu who both lost their sons Jimmy and David to violent crime in 2008.

After the hard-hitting talks, St John Ambulance youth workers gave the pupils plenty of hands on practice learning techniques such as putting an unconscious person in the recovery position and treating severe bleeding.

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