St John Ambulance teach South Ballajura Primary School students first aid

Layla Ware, Lani Holt, Events Ambulance Officer Keita Morimoto and Aliyanah Nelson - looking on is Jordan Campos St John Ambulance volunteer. Picture: Bruce Hunt
Layla Ware, Lani Holt, Events Ambulance Officer Keita Morimoto and Aliyanah Nelson - looking on is Jordan Campos St John Ambulance volunteer. Picture: Bruce Hunt

SOUTH Ballajura Primary School students stepped into the shoes of St John Ambulance paramedics during a visit this week.

The St John WA Youth and Community team demonstrated basic first aid, explained to dozens of students what they could in an emergency situation and gave an inside look through an ambulance on November 14.

Students had sent St John some drawings and messages of support before the visit.

Principal Frank Scarfone said students as young pre-primary enjoyed the opportunity to learn basic first aid from paramedics and test out skills.

“It was a great experience for them,” he said.

“St John do a great job in our community.”

Mr Scarfone said the school previously took part in a St John Ambulance education program and would look to have more visits in the next few years.

In 2017-18, St John trained more than 403,000 people in first aid.