This week Year 6 completed a first aid course delivered by Stacey from St John’s ambulance.
During this incursion, we learned how to use DR SAB to help someone who is unconscious. Each letter in this mnemonic represents a life saving action.
D: Danger. Is it safe to approach the person? Can you hear, see or smell danger?
R: Response. Does the person respond to your voice? Do they respond to a squeeze of their collarbone?
S: Send. Is there someone nearby who can send or call for help? Do you or the unconscious person have a mobile phone to call ‘000’ on?
A: Airway. Is their airway blocked? Can you clear it of any debris and tilt their head back to open their airway?
B: Breathing. Are they breathing? Have they taken at least two breaths in the last ten seconds?
We also learned how to safely place someone into the recovery position while waiting for help to arrive.
This week Year Six Gold and Year Six Blue visited the Life Education Van. We took part in the Life Ed module ‘It’s Your Call’ which focuses on improving decision-making skills by exploring the safe and appropriate use of technology, the short term and long term consequences of a range of legal drugs, factors that influence decisions such as friends, family, media and laws and the decision making process.
Visit http://www.lifeeducation.org.au/parents for more information on how you can continue this learning at home.
On Thursday, the 10th of August, the Year Five and Six students experienced, firsthand, what it is like to be homeless. Students participated in a homeless sleep out, which aligns with our Social Justice focus this term. The students were only allowed to bring a sleeping bag, a pillow, warm clothes and a mug and spoon. They had to find a spot to sleep on the cold floor of the undercover area and had to use their mug for every meal.
We were extremely lucky to have some guest speakers share experiences of helping people who are homeless and lack basic necessities in life, which many of us may take for granted. The students developed their empathy, as they immersed themselves fully in the experience of being homeless. Staff and students were immensely grateful for the heartfelt contributions of soup and other food items kindly donated by families.