Great news! The government is planning to add first aid to the school curriculum in England.
Years of campaigning by the British Red Cross and other organisations are finally paying off. Children and young people will now get the skills they need to save a life.
Why is first aid in school so important?
British Red Cross research found that more than nine in ten adults (95%)* would not be able, confident or willing to help in three life-threatening first aid emergencies.
Teaching first aid in schools will help change this. We want everyone to know how to save a life.
But does first aid education in school really work?
Yes. Red Cross teaching resources have helped children and young people learn first aid in school for years.
So we know that children who learn first aid go on to use it. These real-life stories of young first aiders show how this works.