Red Cross workshop is underway and both students and staff are actively engaging with it.
Gabriel Atseku (P.E Teacher) _ The first aid workshop could not have come at a better time than this. Having first taken the course in 2007, I have not only updated my knowledge but also have seen and learnt more effective ways of handling and treating casualties. For example, alcohol does not stop bleeding, but it’s rather a sterilizer against infections. Also, in the treatment of a casualty bleeding from the nose, you bend the head slightly downwards, pinch the nose for some seconds and let the casualty breathe through the mouth instead of lifting the head upwards. I look forward to knowing more as we go through the rest of the course.
Dede Nicole Coffie (Grade 11) _ I would honestly advise many, many people to try to participate in this course. For me, it was been such an eye opening and educative few days. There are some things I now understand more clearly and other things I’ve learnt for the first time. I’ve had such great time and I’m ready to provide my service to mankind!
Ms. Janet Enning (Hostel Parent / History Teacher) _ The ongoing Red Cross workshop is insightful and enlightening as I am being equipped more to offer service to mankind. This workshop is an eye opener which has cleared some misconceptions I previously had. Some topics I am being exposed to include: the seven basic principles of first aid, the ABC of first aid, fainting and how to manage it, causes and management of shock, body substance isolation precaution and the causes and management of choking and drowning. As a teacher and a hostel parent I am looking forward to learning the necessary skills to save lives, reduce the chance of accidents in the hostel and school, and gain confidence during an emergency situation to provide aid before further support arrives. This workshop is an invaluable one and everyone in the school must be encouraged to go through such workshops at least once in a life time. Thanks.
Jackie Teteh (Grade 11) _ The Red Cross Workshop so far has been an eye opening experience. We are usually tired after school but when we get to the workshop, we are able to somehow get energy to be very active in class and have an insightful discussion. We have played various games with so many memories. We are looking forward to many more days to render ‘SERVICE TO MANKIND’.
Rachel Sarkwa (P.E Teacher) _ My experience so far has been a great one. Although I have had such an experience before, this is the first time someone actually talks about the history of Red Cross and first aid. Going through the causes, signs, symptoms and cure, giving CPR, some common injuries – fainting, shock, bleeding, chocking and drowning – I believe this will assist me to provide first aid to my students when the need arises. I am grateful to be part of this experience.
Marie-Noelle Kpatakpa (Grade 11) _ I have always dreamed of becoming one of the most efficient cardiologists in Ghana, especially to reduce the number of deaths caused due to heart failure. Engaging in the 2016/2017 Red Cross workshop has definitely allowed me to envision and approach this dream a lot more realistically with a zealous nature. It is truly an experience which is undeniably educative, informative and nonetheless, eye-opening. It also broadens your scope to many significant facts unknown to us about first aid and physical danger in all forms. In all, this was such an insightful learning adventure one must strive to be part of. Thus, I would like to entreat everyone to join in the years to come.