Sky High Lesson

Pupils at Highclare School, St Paul’s in Sutton Coldfield, received a visit from the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity on Monday 17th May.   Fortunately, no one needed rescuing on this occasion.

Paramedic Rob Adams dropped in on the school, with his helipod (demonstration vehicle) to introduce the group of 4 to 11 year olds to the work of Midlands Air Ambulance and explain why the rapid response of the air ambulance is so important.

His talk was also aimed at helping the children to avoid having to be rescued by a Midlands Air Ambulance themselves.

The visit was a part of Midlands Air Ambulance new school’s initiative through which the Charity is partnering local schools to raise public safety awareness as well as much needed funds.

For many children their first experience of Midlands Air Ambulance is sadly only when they are being rescued by us” says Education Fundraising Manager Amita Patel. “Through the school’s programme we want to give children a positive first experience of the Charity and hopefully some valuable lessons that will ensure they never have to rely on us.”

Midlands Air Ambulance hopes that all of the pupils at Highclare St Paul’s had a really enjoyable day.

 

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991: 50,563 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts on average four horse riders each week.