Ambulance visit to Suffolk school fair
Date: 26 July 2017
A Suffolk school received a “fascinating” visit from ambulance staff as part of a summer fair.
Marcus Leeper and Ali Mackay, from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST), attended Causton Primary School in Felixstowe.
The pair talked about their jobs and children were given a tour of an emergency ambulance.
Ali said: “I really enjoy attending events like these as it gives us a chance to talk to people on the work we do, how to contact us, and when to contact us. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience of looking around the ambulance and of course, playing with the lights and sirens was a huge hit!"
"We were also able to engage with parents, with some showing interest in the community first responder (CFR) scheme which is a really valuable part of the ambulance service."
Lizzie Girling, Head Teacher of Causton Primary School, said: “Maidstone and Causton Federation would like to thank the East of England Ambulance Service for coming to our summer fair.
"The children and parents were fascinated by the ambulance and especially enjoyed talking to Marcus and Ali. The siren was a big hit with all of us.”
Staff give insight into the work of the ambulance service