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Health and Wellbeing WeekMartyna Baranowska and Veronica Vladuca practice CPR as part of Health and Wellbeing Week.

Students had the chance to learn first aid when they took part in a workshop run by St John Ambulance.

Around 25 learners from the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) participated in the activity as part of its annual Health and Wellbeing Week.

Each year the charity trains 400,000 people how to save a life through its courses as well as providing first aid support at events across the country.

Pauline Crawford, Trainer for St John Ambulance, led the First Aid in a Day course, which covered resuscitation using the ABC method - airway, breathing and circulation.

Students also learnt how to place a patient in the recovery position and respond to situations including choking, poisons, bleeding, allergies, chest pains and burns.

The group was given further advice on casualty care and first aid kits.

Veronica Vladuca, 31, who is studying a Level 1 Certificate in Caring for Children, said: “I want to work as a nursery teacher, so I am sure that I will need to use first aid at some point in the future.

“The course has been very informative. I’ve learnt how to check if a person is responsive and do CPR (pictured). It’s been really good.”

Martyna Baranowska, 18, who is studying an Entry Level Diploma in Health, Care and Early Years, added: “I now feel much better prepared and know what to do if there is an accident and need to help someone.”

Health and Wellbeing Week ran from 24-28 April and is one of many enrichment activities held at the College throughout the year.

The event also saw a number of organisations visit CONEL to promote healthy lifestyles. These included Fusion Leisure, Friends of the Earth, Wise up To Waste, Embrace UK, Mind in Haringey, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) in Haringey and Enfield, Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol (HAGA). Haringey Sexual Health Service and One You Haringey.

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