On Wednesday 1st May 2019, our secondary students had the opportunity to meet with ‘Street Doctors’, which is an organisation which works with young people to highlight the dangers of knife crime.
Our students were asked if they had ever witnessed anyone being stabbed. They were also asked if they knew what they should do to assist someone who had been stabbed.
The students were asked if they knew about different parts of the body, where they were located and what they thought would happen if someone was stabbed in these areas.
The students then took part in a practical activity using pints of black currant juice to represent pints of blood. The students were told that there are 10 pints of blood in the human body and then they discussed how the body would respond as it lost each pint of blood.
Our students discussed what should be done if someone has been stabbed. This included the steps that could be followed, the best position a person can be placed in to avoid further blood loss and the importance of getting professional help as soon as possible.
Just two simple steps can save a life:
Dial 999 and ask for an ambulance – Apply pressure to the wound.
Our students engaged fantastic in the session and provided their feedback.
The students involved will be getting certificates for their participation in the session.
“By highlighting the death and significant injury associated with violent crime, we help to discourage these young people from carrying weapons in the first place, as well as giving them the information they need to help them to dissuade their peers.”
For more information on Street Doctors please visit: https://streetdoctors.org/