ACE family academy sessions start at Northdown Primary School

Ace family academy session

Northdown Primary School, Margate, has launched its new ACE family academy with a workshop to recruit ACE first aid playground assistants.

Northdown’s ACE programme is aimed at supporting pupils overcome barriers to learning and attendance by providing trained mentors to work with pupils. This is now being extended to families in the new ACE family academy programme.

Children were joined by parents and carers for some first aid training where they learnt key skills including DR ABC, dressing wounds and how to contact the emergency services.

The children and adults were trained in how to administer CPR with the help of Junior, the test dummy, and how to apply and operate a defibrillator. The school now has 13 ACE recruits from Year 1 to Year 5 ready to assist with any playground bumps and bruises under the guidance of the school’s trained first aiders.

ACE Lead David Read, who organised the event, said: “We were thrilled to have some Northdown parents and carers join and support us and their children for the first ACE family academy event.”

The workshop is the first of several planned events involving parents and carers over the coming terms as the ACE team look to grow family opportunities at the school.

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