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Ingoldsby Brownies achieve their first aid badges

By Daniel Zeichner MP

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1st Ingoldsby Brownies EMN-151231-095705001

More than 15 girls from 1st Ingoldsby Brownies have proudly gained their first aid badges, after completing several challenges.

The group of Brownies learnt how to deal with minor and major bleeding, shock, broken bones, burns and how to put an unresponsive patient in the recovery position, as part of their badge.

In addition they learnt how to apply bandages, slings and how to contact the emergency services.

Brownie leader Sarah Hodson helped to lead the sessions, as a qualified paediatric nurse.

She said: “All of the girls have done fantastic, learning skills they have never learnt before. Some of them have only just joined the Brownies, but were still very confident and eager to learn.”

One of the younger Brownies, Amelia who completed all of the challenges to gain her first aid badge, said: “I particularly enjoyed learning how to apply bandages and slings, practicing on the other Brownies. It was really good fun!”

Three of the older Brownies have also completed their advance first aid badge. Whilst achieving this badge, the Brownies learnt how to complete cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a resuscitation dummy.

Sarah, who also helped to teach the advance first aid badge, said: “Learning full cardiopulmonary resuscitation takes a lot of concentration and it’s something a lot of adults wouldn’t know how to do - so it’s a very big achievement for the girls.”

Evie, one of the Brownies who completed the advanced first aid badge, said: “I have loved doing the first aid badge and have learnt so much. The best part was being able to complete my advanced badge, it was amazing. I now know what I need to do to look after a sick person.”

The 1st Ingoldsby Brownies would like to say a big congratulations to Evie, Florence and Emily for completing their advance level.

For those interested in finding out more about the Brownies, please visit the Girlguiding website at www.girlguiding.org.uk

As each Brownie progresses through her Brownie adventure, experiences include activities and events with Brownies from other units or girls from other sections, fun and friendship, residential opportunities such as Brownie sleepovers, camps and holidays, interest badges, tackling these independently and with others, opportunities for personal development and if possible the chance to be a Brownie Buddy, Second or Sixer recognition of achievement with instant rewards.

Visit the website above for more details or call 0800 1 69 59 01.


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