The ones having the most fun are the ones learning the most
Here at CHMAS we provide Rescue & Emergency Care (REC) first Aid Courses and judging by the feedback our customers really like our courses. This course has the REC Emergency First Aid for the Outdoors as the core course but with the addition of a few modules will certify you for:
Emergency First Aid at Work (6hr)
Emergency First Aid for the Outdoors (16hr)
Paediatric First Aid (12hr)
If you would like to join one of these courses, then please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The final week before the October half term saw me leading Orienteering and Caving sessions for Arthog Outreach.
Two sessions teaching orienteering skills to a Year 4 group who fully engaged with the activity. As a result, they quickly learnt the fundamental skills which in turn allowed them to find the markers. The young people really enjoyed the activity and working independently. A job well done in my opinion.
Caving at Ogof Llanymynech
The last caving session in October and the young people were excited to be going on an underground adventure. We wiggled and squirmed our way through various passages telling stories along the way. The firm favourite was the tale of ‘Blind Ned,.
A lovely week at Arthog Outreach instructing on the Low Ropes Course as part of an OAA Programme and a caving trip to Ogof Llanymymech
Four schools were present to develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills. I had the pleasure of leading the low ropes challenges. A thoroughly enjoyable day, which required a lot differentiation in my approach. This created the right environment for everyone to challenge themselves and have fun.
Caving at Ogof Llanymynech
It’s always fun in the cave and with this Year 4 group we had lots of fun exploring the underground passages. We squirmed our way to Shaft Chamber, popped into Fiveways before heading back to the entrance.
Just a bit of fun – honest
Rescue Emergency Care (REC) has a full range of first aid courses. As a result, this means there is a first aid course for everyone. With the REC Life Saver Course being a popular choice for secondary school students.
This highly practical course, formed part of an alternative curriculum and went down a storm. The students liked the practical nature of the sessions and learning how to save someone’s life! The smiles on their faces as they found out they passed was heart warming. A job very well done in our opinion.
If you would CHMAS to deliver this course for your students then please take a look at our First Aid Page to find out more.
Chris was working alongside his good friend and mentor Alan Ward of Bigfoot Services observing a Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment in the Brecon Beacons. This would be the final course observation before attending the orientation day in November. Which means CHMAS can start running our own HML courses.
It was one of the wettest courses I’ve worked on with in spate rivers and very wet conditions underfoot. This required creative thinking and good venue choices to ensure an exceptional course was delivered. This meant the candidates had a positive experience and all passed their assessment.
If you need a HML Training / Assessment course in the Brecon Beacons then I can certainly recommend one provided by Bigfoot Services.
Course in progress!
Our first aid provision here at CHMAS is growing each year with many returning clients asking us to train their staff / students / pupils. We like to think this is because of a combination of great instruction and the REC ethos of course delivery. REC offer a arrange of courses and this one was the REC Lifesaver Course which is a 4 hour course covering basic live support. This makes it extremely popular to delver to secondary school children.
The feedback from the course was exceptional, with all the students commenting on the practical nature of the course and how much fun they had learning how to save a life.
If you would like CHMAS to provide your first aid training then please take a look at our first aid pages to find out more
A quiet week at Arthog Outreach for a change due to other work commitments but this was more than made up for by an awesome caving session at Ogof Llanymynech with a Year 4 group. They were enthusiastic, loved exploring and finding out about the cave environment. They also made short work of the instructor challenge on leaving the cave.
If you would like CHMAS to provide this activity for you and your group then please take a look at out group caving page to find out more
Canoe fun on the River Severn
Here in Shrewsbury, CHMAS has fabulous activity venues on our doorstep so in mid October, we put the River Seven to good use for an introductory canoe session for a local school. The feedback from the session was exceptional and as an added bonus all the participants achieved the British Canoeing Paddle Power – Paddlestart Award.
If you would like CHMAS to provide this type of activity for you then please take a look at our group canoe page for more information.
The view from PYB
Our awarding body for First Aid courses is Rescue and Emergency Care (REC), which has accredited first aid courses since 1986. Chris is extremely passionate about being a REC trainer and in September attended the REC Trainers update at Plas Y Brenin. The weather was simply stunning outside so the wide range of topics, discussion and networking provided a welcome distraction. Lots of useful information provided much of which will feature in out first aid courses in the new year.
The ones learning the most are the ones having the most fun
Here at CHMAS our first aid courses are certified through REC. Our dual certificated first aid courses are very popular for outdoor professional, DofE Leaders as:
a) It reduces the time taken away from work;
b) They receive an Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate, which is recognised in the work place; and
c) They receive a 16 hour outdoor first aid certificate, which is recognised by all the National Governing Bodies
There 6 candidates on the course all got stuck into the practical sessions, asked lots of questions and had loads of fun in the process. This resulted in exceptional feedback from the course.
‘Chris is a great teacher – approachable and has a good teaching style which makes learning interesting and engaging.’
To see a few photographs from the course please click here.
If you would like CHMAS to run a first aid course for you then please take a look at our First Aid Pages.