We booked the Flat Stan first aid sessions as an activity for our 2017 science week. We were impressed by their helpful manner in organising what was the best programme for us and their positive attitude and professionalism.
Our children from the foundation stage to year 6, including children with a variety of SEN experienced a session throughout the day. Simon had a lovely way with the children and listened to their comments and questions with real interest. Children reported to their teachers that they enjoyed the sessions and now know why they need “to make them cough when they are choking.” (Year 1 child). Staff particularly liked the simple Flat Stan manikins that were used with the children. We felt that this put the children at ease.
We had a super day with Flat Stan and would happily make it part of our science week again.
Sue Evans – Science lead at Phoenix Primary School
We approached Flat Stan to deliver first aid training to all of our year two pupils in January 2017. Pupils and staff found the workshops really engaging and age-appropriate. Pupils developed a good understanding of different ways to respond in an emergency situation and the booklet they were provided with enabled them to share this with their families. Parents and carers were also really positive about the workshops and valued their child’s develop, met of key skills in this area.
We would definitely recommend Flat Stan first aid training to any school and will be adding this training to our core provision moving forwards. In a recent Ofsted inspection, inspectors were positive about the first aid training pupils received (report available on our school website).
Deputy Head Teacher – Someries Infant and Nursery School – Luton, Beds.
I thought I needed to email you before the day is over and as Keith is doing such an amazing job! ( Keith Mewes Snr)
I haven’t been able to stay for a session, but have seen the children afterwards and they have been so excited and couldn’t wait to tell me what they had learnt. I think they now want to take this role on in school! The staff who have attended the sessions, cannot speak highly enough of Keith, how he has presented the teaching and learning, his style and manner with the children….a true professional. As an ex nurse, I feel these life skills are so important and we have several children within our school who are carers or share a caring role for their older siblings with medical conditions that are life threatening.
This has been brilliant and thank you.
Liz Ginger – Deputy Headteacher – Swallow Dell Primary School
“Can I just say how engaging the sessions were. As you know this fitted in perfectly with our Emergency 999 topic in year 2. The children asked questions and shared their knowledge and really enjoyed the opportunity to practise their learnt first aid skills on each other when they applied bandages and slings. They worked collaboratively and supported each other. Sam was a fabulous trainer and we very much look forward to you working with us again.”
Carol Rickleton – Brookland Infant and Nursery School – London
The end of term saw students participating in First Aid Workshop courtesy of Flat Stan, a company dedicated to introducing children everywhere to Essential Life Skills so that now or later on in life they will know what to do in an emergency so that they can help themselves and others – and all live happily ever after!
We had a first aid event at school. I thought it was cool. I like first aid; we learnt how to do CPR. We also learnt how to deal with a cut and also how to bandage an arm. The guy who taught us was Sam, he was funny. I had already done first aid before this so it was just a refresher for me, but I thought it was good that other people were learning this stuff.
By Jodie, Year 10
Elm Court School – Lambeth
May I once again take the opportunity to say Thank You for providing such a professional, fun and educational experience for our Rainbows.
I have had a few of the parents contact myself saying what an impact the session has had on their daughters and them also.
As discussed with Simon I have and will continue to promote this excellent service within Primary Schools in the Kirklees area where I provide supply cover. One School is already looking into funding to enable ‘Flat Stan First Aid’ implement the programme to their year 5 and 6 students, enabling them to make informed and effective decisions in First Aid
Keep up the excellent service and assistance in saving lives.
Yours in Guiding
5th Sowerby Bridge Rainbows