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First Aid in First Year

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Today’s Education in the Media blog looks at coverage of the news that first aid will be taught in schools.

Lifesaving lessons to be taught in schools

To coincide with World First Aid Day on Saturday 14 September, today there has been coverage of our new health education curriculum, which will be compulsory in all schools from September 2020. An exclusive article for the Sun outlines that primary school children will be given lessons on making 999 calls to help save lives as well as being taught basic life-saving techniques.

The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

It’s never too early to empower children with the basic skills that could save lives.  While many of us have conversations with our children about how to access emergency services, it is important that we formalise these lessons in schools and give children the confidence to help others.

You can read more about our new health curriculum here.

Supporting the FE and Skills Sector

Today, FE Week published an article by the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, saying that it is time for further education to take more of a centre stage in education, with increased apprenticeship opportunities and other high-quality vocational and technical alternatives.

You can read the full piece in FE Week’s latest edition.

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