Working together to save babies’ lives

Thirteen students from Millthorpe recently joined together with five students from York High School to learn crucial lifesaving skills specifically for use on babies.

The ‘How to save a Baby’s Life’ workshop, which was provided by the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS), came about after Child Development staff in the two schools discussed ways in which we could work together. The team at York High had already invited the RLSS to come in to their school so asked if we would like to bring our cohort along too.

As part of the Child Development course, students study the subject of safety, using their knowledge in both their coursework and the final exam, so hands-on experience of this nature is incredibly valuable.

Millthorpe’s Head of Child Development, Ruth Marley said “The workshop covered numerous scenarios, including what to do if a baby stops breathing or chokes. Each student got hands-on experience of how to deal with these situations using a ‘resuscitation baby’ and throughout the session they had to practice techniques and answer questions about what they were doing.

“It was a really practical course, which gave the students skills which really could save a baby’s life. We’re looking forward to working more with our new friends at York High in the future!”

The students all received a certificate to use as evidence that they had taken part in the worksho