Ely school children are treated to a visit from an ambulance crew

PUBLISHED: 15:39 15 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:39 15 February 2017

Ely St John Primary School gets a visit from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust EEAST PHOTO: EEAST

Ely St John Primary School gets a visit from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust EEAST PHOTO: EEAST


A primary school in Ely have thanked staff at the region’s ambulance service after they were treated to an interactive visit from a life saving crew.

Ely St John’s Primary school hosted a team from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) where their year one and two pupils were able to find out more about the ambulance service.

More than 120 pupils learned valuable knowledge like when and how to call 999, how to perform the recovery position, and ended with an interactive quiz inside the back of an ambulance.

Teacher Miss Partridge said: “The children were extremely engaged in the sessions, it was clear they were relishing the opportunity to be taught by the ambulance staff.

“It was an amazing visit and you could tell that from the smiles on the children’s faces.”

She added: “They really enjoyed being able to ask questions and also having the chance to explore the back of an ambulance.

“We’ve had excellent feedback from staff, children, and parents alike.

“Thanks to the teams who volunteered to make the day such a success.”

Jake Fretwell, a student paramedic with EEAST, organised the event and said: “The day went really well, and it was pleasing to see so many engaging children.

“They asked some fantastic questions and were so excited to see the ambulance, something which I think is important at that age as they can seem quite intimidating.”

He added: “Thanks to my colleagues who also took the time out of their day to support such a brilliant and informative day, hopefully we can do this across other schools in the future.”

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