The Big First Aid Lesson - firework safety for children
Thousands of students learnt first aid for free through the Big
First Aid Lesson, streamed into schools across the country on 3
The Big First Aid Lesson 2017 was a great success, teaching
thousands of students first aid in schools across the country.
Thank you to everyone who took part!
This year's theme was Bonfire Night and learning how to deal
with fireworks-related injuries.
For those who missed the live stream, you can watch it on demand
from Monday 6 November 2017 by registering
It was hosted by school children and television star Reece
Buttery. Well-known for his roles in the BBC Christmas adaptation
of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, CBBC's The Dumping Ground and
The Secret Life of Boys, Reece is also a St John Ambulance
The Big First Aid Lesson is aimed at primary and early secondary
school students and will include practical elements, animations and
interactive activities that will give thousands of young
people life saving skills.
Bonfire night theme
With the popularity of bonfires, fireworks and sparklers, it’s
important to know how to deal with any bonfire and
Students observed common real-life first aid situations and
demonstrations of relevant first aid techniques, as well as
important fireworks safety tips.
By making first aid accessible, fun and easy to learn, students
can gain the confidence to do the right thing when it counts.
Get more information on this year's Big First Aid
Missed the live stream? Watch on demand
If you missed the live stream on 3 November 2017, you can still
catch up with this year’s Big First Aid Lesson by watching it on
demand. It will be available from Monday 6 November. Register
online and watch it via our microsite.
Lesson resources and videos
To make the most of the Big First Aid Lesson with your class,
you will be able to download complimentary resources
from our dedicated teacher zone. These include:
- • Teacher Packs including lesson plans, worksheets and
activities (relevant to each Key Stage)
- • Certificates
- • Fundraising packs
- • Posters
- • First aid videos from our previous Big First Aid
Watch the trailer for this year's Big First Aid Lesson
Big First Aid Lesson saves a life - in just one day
Less than 24 hours after learning life saving skills with the
Big First Aid lesson at school, nine-year-old Jack saved his dad's
Tell us your first aid story…and inspire a new generation of
If you or one of your students has ever given
emergency first aid, please tell us about it. Real stories help
children see how vital first aid is – motivating them to get
trained, and to take action if they are ever faced with an
emergency. We especially want to hear from you if one of your
students watched the Big First Aid Lesson Live last year, and has
since used the first aid they learned from that.
If you've got an amazing first aid story to tell, we'd love to
hear it. Send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.