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Life-saving skills initiative for youngsters
CHILDREN as young as five will learn how to save lives as part of a charity initiative.
St John Ambulance will relaunch its Badger scheme to teach youngsters vital skills which could help them save lives throughout their community.
Sean O’Halloran, district youth leader at St John Ambulance, said: “Not only will children be learning vital life-saving skills, they will also be demonstrating their commitment to a fantastic cause and could well end up being the difference between a life lost and a life saved one day.”
As a member of the Clifton Castle Badger unit, children from the ages of five to ten will learn arts and crafts skills as well as learning about the environment, how to care for animals and essential communication skills.
Those who join the Badger sett will have the chance to work towards the Super Badger Award, the highest award a Badger can receive.
They will also have the chance to earn other badges as they learn different skills along the way.
Mr O’Halloran said: “Being a youth volunteer at St John’s Ambulance gives young people life experiences that schools, colleges, universities and employers all look for.
“We’d love to see local youngsters and their parents come along to find out more about joining.”
An opening evening will be held Wednesday, October, 9 at the unit’s centre in Clifton Moor, York.
For more information contact, phone Adrian Lee, St John Ambulance area manager for York, on 07825024082, or visit sja.org.uk
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