Emergency services hailed as ‘amazing’ at Essex school’s fair

Date: 13 July 2016

Paramedic Josh Elias at School Fair

The blue light services were in a class of their own last week after visiting more than 900 children who saw the ambulance service teach more than 90 of them Heart Start training.

We were invited to the school fair, in Stanford-le-Hope where staff and pupils from Graham James Primary Academy, Arthur Bugler Primary School, and Abbots Hall Primary Academy were able to gain an insight into the emergency services.

Paramedic Josh Elias went and said: “It was a brilliant day and all the children thoroughly enjoyed it. We had two rapid response vehicles and an ambulance there; we also had community first responders (CFRs) there who helped teach the pupils heart start training.”

He added: “At the end of the day the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) visited and did a flyby to all the children which was a real treat for them.”

This was the first year that we had attended and following the huge success they have already been invited back for next year’s event.

Duty Locality Officer Brad Lane was also there and said: “As I am also Chair of Governors of Graham James Primary Academy, I can only say how amazing the day was. All of our pupils from the Nursery through to our year six children were given an invaluable insight to the emergency services. Our current year five’s and six’s along with our staff had Heart Start training and with the other schools neared a total of more than 90 pupils and staff.”

He added: “We have had nothing but praise from parents, teachers, and children with one pupil explaining her desire to become a paramedic when she leaves school and that it had been the best day at school she had ever had. It was an incredibly worthwhile, amazing and truly enjoyable day.”

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  • Summary:

    The blue light services were in a class of their own last week after visiting more than 900 children who saw the ambulance service teach more than 90 of them Heart Start training.