Think Before You Start - Discuss

Have you ever had an accident where you needed help? What happened?

Is there a situation that you wish you knew first aid?

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Quick-Fire Questions

  1. What is first aid?
  2. Why is it important for people to know first aid?
  3. Describe what first aid you know, or would like to know, and the steps to perform it correctly.
  4. Do you believe you should learn first aid at school, and why?

Key Words -
Can you use them in a sentence?

First aid: help given to a sick or injured person until professional medical treatment is available.

Emergency: a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.

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Fix this broken sentence!

Furst aid is crucial as it can either fully treat a person or stop there from feelling worse before a a doctor can help.

Stretch Yourself...

Write a short newspaper article about an incident where first aid saved someone’s life.

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Create a picture that could be shared on social media covering the top tips for first aid.

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