People Savers (Kids' First Aid)

People Savers equips 8 to 12 year olds with basic first aid skills for emergency situations.

Introducing children to basic first aid

Anyone, anywhere can use first aid. Kids in years 5-8 can give first aid - even calling for help can make a difference. Our People Savers course prepares students to act in an emergency situation, whether in the classroom or playground, on a school trip, or at home.

To book a free course: Send us an email or call 0800 RED CROSS (733 276)

About the course

People Savers is a one-day course for students in Years 5-8, ages 8-12. The course involves four hours of instruction time and is usually run from 9:15am to 2:45pm, including the school's usual breaks.

People Savers introduces students to and familiarises them with basic hands-on first aid skills. The course is facilitated by a trained New Zealand Red Cross first aid instructor. The course can be stand-alone for up to 30 students, or it can be part of a teacher-planned unit of work. People Savers supports the school curriculum, particularly Health and Physical Education, Science and Social Sciences. It can also be adapted for holiday programmes, scout/guides groups and other children's groups.

Upon completing the course, each student receives their self-completed first aid manual and a People Savers first aid certificate.

How to book

People Savers is a free course for schools. To book a People Savers course at your school, please send us an email or call 0800 RED CROSS (733 276).