Maddi has her heart set on becoming a Doctor or a Surgeon and we have been looking into Year 11 and 12 subjects for University admission but she was "itching" to try something right now!! So we decided to try a First Aid Course with St Johns Ambulance:
For the last 2 weeks her and I have been attending night classes and learning CPR (unfortunaltey our plastic dummies didnt make it lol!!) and how to give aid to burns, fractures, shock, poisioning, drowning.....just to name a few!!
Initially,I was just going along for moral support but I did learn so much (I did First Aid in Year 10, so a lot has changed). Maddi just loved it (especially wrapping me up in bandages lol) and she has such a good knowledge of the human body. She participated in the class discussions and was so eager to learn more. Monday night we had our "test" and I didnt realise how nervous she was until it was all over. She had nothing to worry about, she passed (me too, phew!!!):
Our certificates arrived Friday afternoon. We have the option of going back and completed the Level 2 certificate later on. If you have never done one before or like me, you did one a long time ago, I recommend you give it a go. Hopefully we never have to use anything that we were taught but you just never know!!