Nottingham pupils get lesson on when to make the right 999 call

Nottingham pupils get lesson on when to make the right 999 call

Children at two schools in Nottingham are now experts in making the right 999 call after receiving a master class from staff at East Midlands Ambulance Service.

As part of National Safety Week, a team from EMAS visited Abby Primary School and Heathlands Primary School in Mansfield to teach 120 year 3 pupils what to do in an emergency. Staff ran a series of workshops throughout the day, including when to call 999, how to help someone who is injured, how to perform CPR and an exclusive tour around an ambulance.

Kelly Christie, Acting Head of Safety at EMAS said: “We want to be involved in the preventative education to help children understand how they can keep themselves safe. There may be a time when they need to call for an ambulance and it’s important children know what to do.”

Jessica and Kelsey are students at Heathlands Primary School, they said: "We liked looking inside the ambulance and being taught what the different buttons did inside of it. We wouldn’t be scared if we had to go in an ambulance again.

Pupils learning CPR

If you want to teach your children to make the right 999 call you can download our children’s activity pack.

Family Safety Week is led by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) as accidents are the biggest killer of children and young people. You can download free resources from their website.