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  09 Jun 2020


Ross Park Primary School students supporting community safety

Students at Ross Park Primary School in Alice Springs have raised approximately $300 to support St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc. As part of this year’s Harmony Day celebrations, students were invited to wear orange or an outfit connected to their cultural background for a gold coin donation. The Student Representative Council chose St John NT as the beneficiary of this fundraiser due to their efforts in keeping the community safe.

Ross Park Primary School is committed to supporting organisations who promote safety and wellness within the community. Each year, students participate in a number of events and activities to raise funds for local organisations that support this mission.

“It’s great to see the younger members in our community working together to make a positive impact,” St John NT CEO Judith Barker stated.

“These funds will support our free First Aid in Schools program, allowing us to continue in our mission to make first aid a part of every Territorian’s life.”

The First Aid in Schools program is offered across the Territory to all school groups, from preschools to high schools. In 2019, St John NT taught 10,768 school students vital skills that could save a life.

“Many of our students have had the opportunity to learn first aid through the First Aid in Schools program over the years,” Ross Park Primary School Principal Suzi Burgess shared.

“We are pleased to support an organisation that shares our dedication to teaching students important skills.”

First Aid in Schools is available for all classrooms throughout the Territory and teaches vital skills including how to treat a snake or spider bite, manage an unconscious patient, and perform CPR.

Educators in the southern region interested in learning more about the program can contact communityedsouthern@stjohnnt.asn.au. Educators in the northern region can contact communityeducation@stjohnnt.asn.au.

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