E. L. ROSS Elementary students, from left, Claire Gilliland, Kelsie Hartley, Harper Fuller (with mannequin), Kaitlyn Madson, Kathleen Alcock, Victoria Freeman, Grayson Buchannan and Lucas Suits practice Rescue Breathing Techniques during basic aid training through the American Red Cross.
E. L. Ross Enrichment class participated in the American Red Cross Basic Aid Training program designed for children in third, fourth and fifth grades. At this age, children begin taking part in more activities away from home, often without adult supervision, and they begin making decisions governing the activities of others. When a child is injured, a friend or sibling is most often the first person at the scene. Unfortunately, their first aid and safety knowledge is generally fragmented and often incorrect. BAT teaches basic skills and knowledge necessary for children to identify and prevent potentially harmful situations. The program emphasizes prevention to highlight its importance in reducing injuries. It teaches students how to think preventively and keep an emergency from happening.
Through discussions, practice sessions, and activity sheets, the students gain confidence to respond safely and logically to situations and to apply the knowledge and skills gained from the course.