These Broadstairs pupils have been learning life-saving skills

Upton youngsters have been learning first aid

Important life-saving skills and first aid techniques have been learnt by pupils at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs.

As part of their Being Human topic, the Year 6 group held an action-packed Wow Day, with learning how to perform CPR on blow-up dummies just part of the interesting and informative programme.

Pupils dressed in array of costumes for the day, including doctors, nurses, and patients, to add some colourful characters to the event.

They also tested their fitness through circuit training and made up actions to a song that could help a younger child learn parts of the body.

Assistant head and Year 6 lead teacher Caroline Blunden oversaw the day with teacher Athanasia Papa-Adams.

Miss Papa-Adams said: “The children watched some very moving video clips about people with disabilities they considered the fact that we are all the same and yet different.

“Everyone also tried drawing using their non-dominant hand, feet and mouths with varying degrees of success. The day was great fun and the pupils learned some invaluable life skills lessons.”

Upton Junior School is part of the Viking Academy Trust with Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Free School.