Presentation on theme: "What children in my school think about first-aid"— Presentation transcript:
1 What children in my school think about first-aid Ellie Leatheraged 10
2 Introduction I’ve been doing first-aid as an evening club for a year I wanted to find out what other kids in my school think about first-aid and if they would liketo do it
3 What other people say (1) BBC news (2006) reported that the British Red Cross said pupils need first aid trainingThe British Red Cross asked 1960 adults and 90% said children should do first aid in schoolThe British Red Cross said pupils aged 11 to 14 can learn basic emergency first aid and ages 14 to 16 can learn resuscitation techniquesBut St John Ambulance (2007) train children aged between 7 and 16 in schools in all these things
4 What other people say (2) Another survey conducted for the British Red Cross (2008) by The Children’s Forum asked 1100 children from 20 schools throughout the UK questions about first aid60% of those aged 9 to 13 didn’t know enough to help themselves or others at an accidentIf first aid is given before the emergency vehicles arrive then children’s lives can be savedOver half the children in the survey had never learnt first aid94% of children thought it was important to learn first aid and most wanted to learn more
6 Are children in my school interested in learning about first aid? What are the reasons children in my school don’t go to a first aid club if they want to?Would the children in my school like to do it if there was a school club?
7 My sample I chose children in my school My school is close to the first-aid centre and I wanted to know why children don’t do itOne class of children in each year groupYears 3, 4, 5 and 6Two adults:one from the first-aid centrethe headteacher of my school
8 What methods I used Questionnaires for the children Year 3 (n=20) I used a questionnaire because I needed lotsof data to get the answers to my questionsAfter I finished analysing my questionnaires I interviewed the head teacher at my school anda teacher from St JohnsI used open questions in my interviews to get better answers and recorded the interview on a Dictaphone
9 Data analysisOn my questionnaire I had open and closed questions so I had to analyse them in different waysFor the closed questions I tallied themI learnt how to code answers to open questions but I didn’t have enough answers so I couldn’t code themI used the data from my questionnaires to help me think of my questions for my interviewsAn adult listened to my interview recordings and typed them out – this is called transcribingI didn’t code them because I only had twoInstead I picked out the most important points
10 Ethics (1)When I did my questionnaire I had to make sure I didn’t hurt anyone’s feelingsIt was quite hardI gave them a choice to do it or not to do it so they didn’t feel like they were being forced to do itI promised the questionnaires would be in a safe place and I would destroy them at the end of my projectI also promised that any information they gave me would remain anonymous and confidential
11 Ethics (2) This is what I wrote in my introduction PLEASE DO NOT WRITE YOUR NAME ON THIS QUESTIONNAIREHi I’m Ellie. I’m ten years old and I’m interested in first aid so I want to find out what people think about it. Please can you help me by filling in this questionnaire? You don’t have to fill it in if you don’t want to. Any information you give me will remain anonymous and confidential. I will keep the sheets you give me in a safe place and destroy them at the end of my project.
13 Do children go to a first-aid club outside school?
14 Do children go to a first-aid club outside school? Hardly anyone from the school goes to a first-aid club outside schoolThe few who do are in yearsand
15 Why do you like first-aid? I didn’t get many answers for this question because only four people in my sample go to a first-aid club and only three of them answered this question!They said:“Because if you are injured youcan first-aid yourself.”“It’s so fun to be a first-aider.”“Because I like helping people.”
16 Why do you want to learn about first-aid? Only three people answered this question too!They said:“Because it’s fun.”“I like to learn more stuff about it.”“Because I can do it myself if I get hurt.”
17 Would children who don’t already learn first-aid like to learn it?
18 Why don’t you want to learn first-aid? Because its not something I would doDon’t want to be responsibleBecause there is too much bloodBecause I’m not really interestedBecause my mum won’t let meBecause I don’tBecause it’s sillyI don’t like itBecause it’s too gross
19 Reasons why children don’t go to an evening first-aid club OTHER REASONSDon’t know when it isDon’t have timeDon’t know what it isDon’t know what to do there
20 If your school had a first-aid club, would you go?
21 If your school had a first-aid club would you go? Most of the girls and boys would go to a school first-aid club if the school had oneBut the boys in year four are not as keen to do it
22 Would you prefer a lunchtime club or an after-school club?
23 Would you prefer a lunchtime club or an after school club? Most of the children in all the year groups would prefer an after school clubThese results arenearly the samefor both boys andgirls
25 School Liaison Officer for St. John Ambulance St. Johns can either run or support the first-aid clubs in schoolsThey can only run after school clubs and not lunchtime clubsOlder people are more aware of first-aid so St. John want to get more young people interested
26 School first-aid clubs Not many schools have a first-aid clubBut some schools just have St. Johns coming in to run short courses for childrenThere are different ways of running a club/courses
27 School first-aid clubs ONE WAYSt. Johns teach the first aidThis is more expensiveSt. John have all the equipmentANOTHER WAYSt. Johns teach teachers first-aid and the teachers teach the childrenThis one is cheaperNo equipmentSo St. Johns have to bring in special equipment when its needed
28 BUT CHILDREN COULD DO BOTH!!!!!! First aid clubsINSIDE SCHOOLMore children likely to comeConcentrate on learning first aidMore difficult toget hold of equipmentOUTSIDE SCHOOLSometimes more difficult to get toLearn first aid and do other activities and outingsEasy to get hold of equipmentMight make new friendsBUT CHILDREN COULD DO BOTH!!!!!!
29 HeadteacherSurprised that so many children wanted to have a first-aid club or learn first-aidSurprised that so many prefer an after school club and that they would give up their own timeMost of the clubs in school have come because the children have said they are interested in one particular thingThis research project has shown that children are interested in having a first-aid club so the school would definitely consider having one
30 What do you think is better? An after school or a lunchtime club? AFTER SCHOOLCLUBMore timeMore spaces available so canfit in with other clubsChildren willing to give up their own timeLUNCHTIME CLUBToo rushedChildren mightnot be willing to give up their playtime
31 Possible problems 1 PROBLEMS Other clubs using the hall Finding someone to run the clubThe costPOSSIBLE SOLUTIONLibrary probably big enoughSt. Johns could help or could train the teachersIf St. Johns ran it school could have a discountSchool might be able to help with funding
32 Possible problems 2 POSSIBLE SOLUTION PROBLEM Too many people might want to do itPOSSIBLE SOLUTIONCourses could run for number of weeks so different groups could take turnsOr school might have to decide which year groups can do it
34 If I had given all the children in my school my questionnaires the results might have been more accurateI couldn’t do this because the other children in my research group had to hand out questionnaires tooI was disappointed that I only had a few questionnaires back from year 6 because I couldn’t get the answers I needed
35 I wasn’t surprised to know that hardly any one in my school goes to a first-aid club I was surprised that the children who did go to a first-aid club were only in years 4 and 5Because I only got a few questionnaires back from year six I wasn’t sure if there were more children that do go to a first-aid clubThere might be children in the other classes that go to a first-aid club but didn’t get the questionnaires
36 I didn’t get many answers to why people want learn first-aid or why they like it because not many of them belong to a clubI don’t think it has affected the results of my research too much but I think it would be helpful to know moreI got more answers to why don’t you want to learn first-aidI was interested in those answers because that was what I thought before I started but now I have learnt it it’s not boring and scary anymore because i know first-aid and know what to do
37 My results agreed with the survey conducted for the British Red Cross because most of the children in my school had never learned first-aid but most of them wanted toI’m not sure what the children in year six think because I only got two questionnaires back from themI don’t know whether this is because I gave them the choice to or because they weren’t interested in my topic
38 Before I did my research I thought that the main reason children wouldn’t come to the club is because it finishes too lateBut my research showed that it is because not many children knew where it was and if they did no one can take themSo if there was a school first aid club it would solve all those problemsLots of children would like to learn first aid but they can’t because there isn't one they can go to in school
39 My research showed that most children would prefer an after school club Which is good because that means St. Johns could come in and run itThere are still some things that need to be sorted out but I feel happy because my research might have made it possible for my school to have a first-aid club so that more children who want to learn first-aid can
40 ReferencesBBC News (2006) ‘Pupils need first aid training’. Available from:British Red Cross (2008) ‘Research shows children lack first aid skills’. Available from:St. John Ambulance (2007) ‘Young first aider’. Available from: