First Aid Friends Programme for Schools: KS1 and KS2

www.discoverytraining.org/first-aid-friends/firstaidfriendsThe First Aid Friends Programme has been written and developed by Emma Gaskell & Sarah Moses of Discovery Training (Yorkshire) Ltd:

It provides a carefully planned developmental opportunity of learning through which children acquire knowledge and life skills in First Aid.

The programme is innovative, rich, interactive and exciting.

Its aim is to provide teachers and school staff with up to date knowledge, skills and confidence to plan a comprehensive and informative first aid programme for children that can be delivered flexibly in a variety of ways (including a series of short sessions, workshops and activities) and includes a mixture of theoretical and practical elements.

The programme focusses on three main elements:

  • Keeping safe (themselves and others) by identifying risks, dangers and hazards in a range of different situations
  • Developing life skills through the teaching of basic first aid
  • Building confidence, resilience and positive self esteem

The programme also equips children with the skills and strategies to live a safe life and apply their learning to real life experiences.

Staff Training
We are offering workshop style training sessions for those who will be responsible for delivering the programme to children. The training session will allow teachers, practitioners, assistants and volunteers to learn about the programme and explore the resources and activities. It will also enable them to develop their knowledge and skills in first aid and confidence to deliver first aid sessions to others.

More detailed information, including staff training sessions, available at www.discoverytraining.org/first-aid-friends/ or contact Discovery Training via e: info@discoverytraining.org t: 01226 730940 m: 07435964271.

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Educational Visits & Journeys Guidance Revised November 2015

vj2015cover3A revised version of the LA’s educational visits guidelines is now available entitled “Organising Visits & Journeys: Educational Visits and Outdoor Education Standards and Guidelines ”. It is dated November 2015. This replaces the previous edition dated March 2011.

Please note the following:

  • this is a revision, not a complete re-write; it contains amendments and updates only where needed;
  • hard copies are not being produced, the definitive version is available on the home page of the Evolve visits system after log in; and on the intranet via the CYPF Index page, under school visits and outdoor education;

Main changes are as follows:

  • contains amendments issued since last edition (March 2011);
  • clear reference OEAP national guidelines;
  • document divided into two main parts called Standards and Guidelines;
  • Standards section now reformatted contains key principles for ease of reference (see pp. 10-21).

Please take the following action:

  • ensure all managers, educational visits co-ordinators and staff involved in educational visits are aware of this revised guidance;
  • replace existing hard and electronic copies held locally with this revised version.
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Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training Courses 2016

cannon-hall1.jpgThree dates are now available for this training for 2016. It is particularly suitable for Educational Visits Co-ordinators (EVCs) new to the role and others involved in the management of educational visits.

This course, developed by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel, provides training for EVCs based on a recognised national framework.

Wednesday 16 March 2016 Venue: Barnsley Business & Innovation Centre (BBIC), Wilthorpe. Times: 9.15am – 4.00pm Cost: £95 Trainer: David Armstrong

Wednesday 15 June 2016 Venue: Barnsley Business & Innovation Centre (BBIC), Wilthorpe. Times: 9.15am – 4.00pm Cost: £95 Trainer: David Armstrong

Tuesday 11 October 2016 Venue: Barnsley Business & Innovation Centre (BBIC), Wilthorpe. Times: 9.15am – 4.00pm Cost: £95 Trainer: David Armstrong

Book a place on one of these courses and find more information here.

Should you require further information about these courses, please do not hesitate to contact e: davidarmstrong@barnsley.gov.uk or t: 01226 773586 m: 07824 351133.

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The Expedition – Educational Resource

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The Expedition role play activity – the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

The Expedition follows the story of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1916 led by Sir Ernest Shackleton. However, the resource does not reference names, specific locations or the year. Hence, The Expedition is in the hands of the participants and their imaginations and only once they complete the journey will they discover that they have re-enacted a true story.

The Expedition is a role play activity. Eight actors are required to play eight characters. The actors are given a short biography, followed by a numerical sequence of action cards to read in turn with the full cast until the story is complete.

More information here and the materials can be downloaded here.

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Educational Visits Co-ordinator Training Course

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The next Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training course is being held on Wednesday 17 June 2015  at BBIC Wilthorpe, Barnsley. Places still available for those who wish to attend.

All schools and children’s services settings should have an Educational Visits Co-ordinator who has undertaken this one-day training course.

Wednesday 17 June 2014 Venue: Barnsley Business & Innovation Centre (BBIC), Wilthorpe Times: 9.15am – 4.00pm Cost: £85 Trainer: David Armstrong

Book a place on this course and find more information about a range of other training events here.

Should you require further information about this course, please do not hesitate to contact me on t: 01226 773586 m: 07824 351133 e: davidarmstrong@barnsley.gov.uk.

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First aid training to be made compulsory for new nursery recruits

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Information from the DfE:

New nursery and pre-school staff will be required to undertake paediatric first aid for the first time, according to new government proposals.

The plans have received the support of parents Joanne and Dan Thompson, who have been campaigning for the change following the tragic death of their daughter, Millie, at nursery in October 2012. Their important campaign culminated in an e-petition signed by over 103,000 people.

The new proposals will mean newly qualified staff with a childcare level 2 and 3 qualification must have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first aid certificate – a life-saving change that will add approximately 15,000 additional trained early years professionals to our nurseries and pre-schools each and every year.

More information and DfE press release here.

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YHA Familiarisation Visits – YHA Castleton/Losehill Hall, YHA Edale, YHA Sherwood Forest, YHA Whitby, YHA Eyam – Free of Charge

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Forthcoming familiarisation visits from the Youth Hostels Association at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, YHA Edale, YHA Sherwood Forest, YHA Whitby and YHA Eyam as follows.

These events are free of charge and an overnight stay may be available if required to get a good feel for the venue and accommodation, subject to availability:

To help group leaders to make the very best of your stay with YHA School Trips, YHA runs a series of familiarisation events at centres throughout England and Wales. During your vist you will see a wide range of activities, sample the food and refreshments, tour the hostel and explore the local attractions.

The familiarisation events enable teachers and other group leaders to:

  • Get hands-on experience of a variety of National Curriculum-linked challenges and activities
  • Gain advice on planning a residential visit with YHA and the support that we can provide
  • Explore a selection of YHA centres
  • Meet the staff and ask questions
  • Discover the benefits our trips provide for their pupils

The next events will be taking place at the following venues:

For further details and to book your place contact the YHA Groups Advisor on 01629 592 705 or email michaelsabin@yha.org.uk. Or you can book online here.

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Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training Courses 2015

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Three dates are now available for this training for 2015. It is particularly suitable for Educational Visits Co-ordinators (EVCs) new to the role and others involved in the management of educational visits.

This course, developed by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel, provides training for EVCs based on a recognised national framework.

Thursday 26 March 2015 Venue: Barnsley Business & Innovation Centre (BBIC), Wilthorpe Times: 9.15am – 4.00pm Cost: £85 Trainer: David Armstrong

Wednesday 17 June 2015 Venue: Barnsley Business & Innovation Centre (BBIC), Wilthorpe Times: 9.15am – 4.00pm Cost: £85 Trainer: David Armstrong

Thursday 1 October 2015 Venue: Barnsley Business & Innovation Centre (BBIC), Wilthorpe Times: 9.15am – 4.00pm Cost: £85 Trainer: David Armstrong

Book a place on one of these courses and find more information here.

Should you require further information about these courses, please do not hesitate to contact e: davidarmstrong@barnsley.gov.uk or t: 01226 773586 m: 07824 351133.

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YHA Familiarisation Visits – YHA Castleton/Losehill Hall, YHA Edale, YHA York, YHA Whitby – Free of Charge

Forthcoming familiarisation visits to the Youth Hostels Association at YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, YHA Edale, YHA York and YHA Whitby as follows.

These events are free of charge and an overnight stay may be available if required to get a good feel for the venue and accommodation, subject to availability:

To help group leaders to make the very best of your stay with YHA School Trips, YHA runs a series of familiarisation events at centres throughout England and Wales. During your vist you will see a wide range of activities, sample the food and refreshments, tour the hostel and explore the local attractions.

The familiarisation events enable teachers and other group leaders to:

  • Get hands-on experience of a variety of National Curriculum-linked challenges and activities
  • Gain advice on planning a residential visit with YHA and the support that we can provide
  • Explore a selection of YHA centres
  • Meet the staff and ask questions
  • Discover the benefits our trips provide for their pupils

The next events will be taking place at the following venues:

For further details and to book your place contact the YHA Groups Advisor on 01629 592 705 or email michaelsabin@yha.org.uk. Or you can book online here.

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Educational Visits Co-ordinator Training Course

The next Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training course is being held on Thursday 2 October 2014 at BBIC Wilthorpe, Barnsley. Places still available for those who wish to attend.

All schools and children’s services settings should have an Educational Visits Co-ordinator who has undertaken this one-day training course.

Thursday 2 October 2014 Venue: Barnsley Business & Innovation Centre (BBIC), Wilthorpe Times: 9.15am – 4.00pm Cost: £85 Trainer: David Armstrong

Book a place on this course and find more information about a range of other training events here.

Should you require further information about this course, please do not hesitate to contact me on t: 01226 773586 m: 07824 351133 e: davidarmstrong@barnsley.gov.uk.

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