Ambulance visit: hands-on learning
Kids at Home had a very exciting visitor to our playgroup recently... an ambulance!
The local St John team came along to our Gillies Ave playgroup and had a discussion with the children about the ambulance service; who they can expect to see, what equipment might be used and what happens when an ambulance is called. The children were then lucky enough to be able to get inside the ambulance, have a good look around, try some of the equipment and have their photograph taken.
We're really grateful to the St John team for providing this amazing learning opportunity for our tamariki. Whilst we hope they never need to use an ambulance, we hope this experience with the ambulance team will help take away their anxiety and let them know they're in good hands if they do.
The local press came along too and we had some little newspaper stars as a result!