King Edward VI Grammar School cadets on first aid course


Twenty members of The King Edward VI Grammar School (Louth) Combined Cadet Force were trained over the weekend recently in the St John Ambulance Youth First Aider Course.

All 20 cadets from the school worked exceptionally hard during the weekend and passed the multi skilled assessment late on the Sunday afternoon.

This included a variety of conscious casualty scenarios, CPR and treatment of an unconscious casualty into the recovery position.

Major Hayday, St John Ambulance Trainer and Assessor, commented that he was ‘extremely impressed with the commitment and maturity of the cadets and would feel safe in their hands if he needed first aid treatment’.

One parent said at the end that she was ‘not quite sure how you managed to make what could possibly have been quite a boring two days into something which he’s enjoyed so much.”

Another said: “Many thanks for running and assessing the course at the weekend. Both my children came away with a great sense of achievement.”

After a recent sponsored walk around the Louth Area, the grammar school CCF presented a cheque for £500 to Doreen Stephenson from the Louth and District Hospice to help continue their good works for the local community.

The CCF is always looking for adults to help on a Tuesday night.

If you are interested then please phone the school and speak to Major Hayday about possible involvement.