First Aid Friends
The First Aid Friends story book has been written and developed by Emma Gaskell & Sarah Moses, owners of Discovery Training.
Discovery Training was formed in 2011 primarily to offer First Aid Training to Schools and Early Years settings. After developing The First Aid Friends story book in 2015, Emma and Sarah decided to devote all their time to this project as they feel so passionately about children learning these vital life skills.
Emma and Sarah have extensive knowledge in Education, Teaching and First Aid. They also have ‘hands on’ experience of being parents to children of primary & secondary school age.
Together Emma and Sarah have amalgamated their knowledge, skills and life experiences to develop an innovative and exciting story which teaches basic First Aid to children.
“We believe that all parents and those who care for children should have some basic first aid knowledge. Whilst we acknowledge that parents do take precautions to prevent injuries to their children and others, for example, making sure seat belts are worn when travelling in cars and helmets are worn when riding bikes, we feel that they should also be prepared for any eventuality or emergency that may suddenly arise whether this be with their own children or others and despite all good intentions accidents do happen!” Emma Gaskell
“Quite often accidents happen at home to parents or other family members and children have no option but to help. If they’ve never had a discussion about when to call for emergency services, or what help they can offer themselves, then it can be a frightening time for them. The First Aid Friends book will give children the skills, knowledge and confidence to help in these situations. We have been able to workwith children whilst writing this book and we are confident that they have had a wonderful experience whilst learning what to do when things go wrong” Sarah Moses
We have a real passion for learning and strongly believe that all children from a young age should be taught first aid.
Schools can provide a perfect opportunity to teach children the basics of first aid in a fun and informative way, preparing them for the future and allowing them to help themselves and others if an accident or emergency arises.
Children from a young age have a natural inquisitive mind, are eager to learn new skills and have the capacity to take on board new information, therefore we strongly believe that if they are taught the basics of first aid when they are young then those skills will remain with them forever.
This book is the perfect tool to introduce first aid to younger children or reinforce first aid training that is already taught in schools.
The Story Book – Inspiring, stimulating, empowering and enjoyable
The book has been carefully written and beautifully illustrated and tells a wonderful story of Felix and Flip (First Aid Friends) who use their first aid knowledge and skills to help others.
About the story: Felix and Flip embark on an adventure through the jungle to get to a birthday party. However, along the way come across some of their friends (these are well known jungle animals) who have sadly been hurt in accidents and are in need of first aid help. Luckily Felix the First Aid Frog knows what to do and provides effective first aid treatment to his friends and ensures that everyone is safe. He shares his knowledge of first aid with the readers to teach them first aid and because of his ‘fantastic’ first aid help all the animals make it to the party safely.
The book includes 2 elements:
- A story of adventure
- A factual overview section that provides first aid knowledge and guidance and allows children to consolidate their learning and understanding.
First Aid is Fantastic and Fun! It is easy to learn and hard to forget!
Below are some pictures of two school age children carrying out some practical first aid after reading the book and in school.
Bandaging and dealing with minor cuts and wounds
The ‘Recovery Position’ – A simple but effective life saving technique