Announcing ASB St John in Schools

09 September 2016 / Published in Your Community

Emergencies - they can happen when we least expect them. And that is why it’s important for everyone in the family to know what to do if a medical emergency situation occurs.

Today we announced our sponsorship of the new-look ASB St John in Schools basic first aid programme in which Kiwi kids learn life-saving skills and the confidence to take action in an emergency. To help launch the programme, All Blacks Jerome Kaino, Codie Taylor and Luke Romano visited Melville Intermediate in Hamilton where they talked to the kids about the importance of knowing what to do in an emergency situation.

How it works

ASB St John in Schools provides in-class programmes for kids aged between four and 12, empowering them to act in an emergency. Experienced ASB St John in School educators will visit your school or learning environment with modules that cater to different age groups and learning abilities. The focus is on making the experience fun and interactive for every child using their child friendly classroom resources.

The modules cover:

  • Responding in an emergency
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Accident prevention and injury care
  • First aid situations that may arise while camping

Plus, older children that take part in the programme will receive an ASB St John in Schools first responder first aid kit to take home.

Roger Beaumont, ASB’s Executive GM Marketing and Communications says ASB is proud to build its long-standing support of St John, and to take on this new role in supporting education initiatives in classrooms throughout New Zealand.

“ASB is pleased to partner with St John in another initiative benefitting New Zealand children. With a goal to reach 500,000 school aged children over next five years, lives have already been saved thanks to the skills students have been taught through the ASB St John in School sessions. We look forward to seeing even more Kiwi kids empowered with practical know-how of what to do, and who to call, in an emergency situation,” Roger says.  

St John Director of Community Health Services Sarah Manley says the charity is delighted with ASB’s sponsorship. “ASB St John in Schools is significant not only for the youth of New Zealand but also for their families, friends and communities who stand to benefit from their first aid knowledge.” 

Want to book an ASB St John in Schools session for your class?

Contact St John here or call 0800 ST JOHN and select your area.


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