Visits make learning fun at EPS

Ellon First Responders Cheryl and Lisa with the pupils
Ellon First Responders Cheryl and Lisa with the pupils

Ellon Primary School’s p3 class were delighted to receive a visit from two Ellon First Responders last week.

Cheryl and Lisa visited Mrs Booth’s class on Wednesday, September 27 to talk about the First Responders and explained what they do to help people.

The class visited Ythanvale residents in the afternoon

The class visited Ythanvale residents in the afternoon

They brought along one of their special backpacks to show the class some of the vital life-saving pieces of equipment that they use when attending a call.

The pupils were fascinated by the talk and learned about the recovery position, defibrillators and oxygen tanks.

They also had the chance to try out a pulse oximeter that gives heart beat and oxygen level readings.

After the visit Cheryl said: “It’s exciting to see how excited they are and how aware they are of the various health problems and what can go wrong.

“This is a great opportunity for us to come along and raise awareness of who we are and what we do, and to let people know that we are here as we are still a fairly new group.”

The fun didn’t stop there for the class as they visited Ythanvale Care Home in the afternoon.

The children had written stories about what they hope to achieve in the future and read them to the residents.

The class has been visiting Ythanvale every week as part of their Health topic.

The pupils spend time with the residents by playing games with them and also take part in other fun activites.