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Committed to supporting young people's education

We are committed to supporting young people’s educational development.

Unfortunately we airlift a child every other day, which is why we are here to help youngsters better understand our vital lifesaving service and the importance of staying safe.

School age children are our future paramedics, pilots and fundraisers, and engaging them with our charity helps to safeguard the future of our service. 

Our Education Programme is in partnership with longstanding corporate partner, M6toll.

 

Sky Champs' Education Programme

These education packs and activities have been designed in line with the national curriculum. You can request a pack by filling in the form below.

There are two training packs:

  • EYFS and Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2

Each activity has been designed and created by a CECET Improvement Adviser and former head teacher of an Ofsted Outstanding school, and includes:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing tasks
  • Mathematics
  • Real life challenges
  • School assembly ideas
  • Additional 'wet' dinner time section
Sky Champs' Education Programme

More About the Sky Champs' Education Pack

Online Learning Portal

We’re future proofing our Sky Champs education packs by launching an online learning platform which will be easy for both teachers and students to use!

It's an interactive way to engage students using educational resources designed in line with the national curriculum and will also introduce them to the important work of a local lifesaving charity. 

Whether you’re a teacher or parent, register your interest by visiting our Sky Champs page and filling out the form.

Online Learning Portal

Training Modules

The Sky Champs' Education Programme includes a wide range of Training Modules to teach children the basics and importance of:

  • CPR
  • Bleed Control

We received funding from longstanding corporate partner, M6toll, to deliver training schemes with the aim of educating young people and equipping them with the skills to provide CPR and Bleed Control first aid.

Training Modules

Presentations

We deliver inspiring and engaging presentations, which are carefully planned with learning and teaching needs in mind, whether a part of a school assembly or as a classroom exercise. We provide a fun and interactive insight into the work of our lifesaving service and help pupils understand the importance of safety.

Helipod 

The helipod is a mobile demonstration helicopter shell and provides the closest experience to an air ambulance without the need for the actual one! The interactive pod is a great teaching aid, taking learning out of the classroom.

 

 

Presentations

Fundraising initiatives

While it is not compulsory, we do encourage schools and colleges who would like us to visit them to undertake a little fundraising for our charity.

Each critically important air ambulance mission costs the charity £2,500, which is entirely funded by charitable donations from the general public and local businesses.

Here are just some ideas to kick-start your ‘fun’draising:

  • Bake sale: each child/teacher donates cakes or biscuits (bought or made) and they are sold at break time.
  • Sponsored event: walk, run, silence, read, spell etc.
  • Parties/discos
  • Themed fancy dress doctors/paramedics/pilots etc.
  • Bag packing at local supermarkets
  • Fashion shows
  • Designing mugs and tea towels for sale
  • Collect 20p coin. Draw a huge outline of a helicopter and get the children to place their coins in the helicopter drawing. It will make a great photo for local press!
  • Five-a-side football/netball
  • School Fete with a sponge the teacher, £1 for three sponges!
  • Art gallery - get children to make a piece of artwork, invite the parents in and ask them to make a donation to buy their child’s artwork
  • Bring in unwanted quality clothing, shoes and books into school for our charity shops and we will collect the items for free

If you are a teacher, parent or child and would like to find out more, please contact us here.

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