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The Big First Aid Lesson

Thousands of students have learned first aid through the Big First Aid Lesson Live, streamed live into schools across the country on 17 June 2016.

Watch The Big First Aid Lesson on demand and learn valuable life-saving skills.

Big First Aid Lesson Live


Sponsored by Network Rail and Personal Group, this was a lesson with a difference – there were live demos, incredible real life stories, chances to ask questions, and other opportunities to get involved. It covered a whole range of first aid scenarios including choking, seizures and insect bites.

If you’re one of the thousands who took part, thanks for tuning in! Use the resources below to help recap what you’ve learned.

If you missed it this time, the recording is now available to watch on demand. The Big First Aid Lesson will return in Autumn 2016 with more on demand videos.

Lesson resources

Here are some resources for you to use with your class:

Interactive quiz

We have created a fun, interactive online quiz to go through what the children will learn in The Big First Aid Lesson Live.

To play, choose classic or team mode and a game pin will appear. Each player/team will need a device to join and enter the pin.

Recap what you've learned

Watch more Big First Aid Lessons on demand

If taking part in the Big First Aid Lesson Live gives you a taste for life saving - good news! We also produce a series of short, downloadable first aid programmes throughout the year. These cover even more topics and mean students can carry on learning throughout the Spring and Autumn terms too.

Each programme features real life scenarios, easy-to-follow demonstrations and a range of conditions. So in the space of just 10 minutes, students can learn skills to last a lifetime.

And because we know 7-year-old Suzy might not appreciate the same things as 16-year-old Samir, we create different programmes for primary and secondary school age children, with demonstrations relevant to each age group.

All the programmes are available to download and watch now at, with new programmes available every Autumn and Spring terms.

Tell us your first aid story …and inspire a new generation of first aiders!

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 .

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