In January we were delighted to welcome Rebecca Cotterell to our academy from British Red Cross in order to provide our Sixth Form students basic first aid training at no cost to the academy. Over the course of a day over 100 of our Sixth Form students attended one of the four one hour First Aid instruction sessions that Rebecca presented. The students were instructed and practised a range of medical emergency procedures. Students on our A2A course will receive an additional three hours of first aid over this term, along with Sixth Formers who did not get the chance in January. Each session Rebecca recorded ‘before and after’ students’ confidence levels in ability to respond when witnessing someone in medical difficulty, and the results reflected the huge benefit from the knowledge and instruction our students received during the day’s workshops.