Pupils learn all about life saving service

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Staff and pupils at a Clitheroe primary school have raised £360 for a life saving service.

Children and their teachers at St Michael and St John’s RC Primary School took part in a week long itinerary of activities to mark National Air Ambulance Week.

Paramedic Pup, the mascot of the North West Air Ambulance, visited the school to launch the week explaining to pupils what the life saving service is all about.

Youngsters at the Lowergate-based school went on to take part in a variety of activities including a “donate day” on which they had the chance to donate an item that can be sold in an air ambulance shop,

There was also a fundraising cake bake and a Wear Yelli for Heli Day during which the children wore non-uniform in return for a donation.

The children took part in a weather prediction activity as well, with Key Stage One children drawing pictures and giving an explanation as to why the weather is an important factor for the air ambulance.

Key Stage Two children, meanwhile, looked at rainfall, wind speed and direction as well as cloud cover.

Other fundraisers included orienteering activities on the school field and garden, a colouring competition, a design your own air ambulance competition, plus name the teddy, guess how many sweets in a jar games and raffle.

Parent Mark Evans, who is clinical service manager for the NWAA, also brought his uniform in to the school to show pupils. The NWAA ended up landing on the school’s playing field on Saturday as explained in page three’s story. The NWAA also visited Clitheroe Market the same day to raise funds and awareness.