Jack Brown - Honours for First Aid - St Andrew's College

Jack Brown – Honours for First Aid

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Jack Brown – Honours for First Aid

Congratulations to Jack Brown who has been awarded Honours for First Aid

Jack is synonymous with first aid at College. Staff and students see him as the person to call in an emergency and he even stepped out of an ambulance summoned to help a staff member injured at school one day:  he was on duty with the paramedics!

The energy and enthusiasm that Jack has brought to the First Aid Club since his arrival in Grade 9 has been unwavering, and he has played an active leadership role in the administration and running of the club during this time. He has consistently served the school community on and off campus for 4 years and has accumulated more than 130 hours of first aid duty at school alone. Jack has consistently and selflessly given of his time and skills to the benefit of those around him. He has often offered weekend hours assisting and being of support to the San Sister on duty during a time of crisis. The hours committed to packing kits, preparing equipment and effective first aiding have contributed hugely to the success of the club.

Jack is passionate about first aid and executes his skill in a professional manner. He has continuously kept his skills updated and of a high standard, showing his commitment to excellence. He successfully repeated his advanced level 3 first aid course this year. In addition to his first aid service at College, Jack has volunteered with the ambulance service and gained valuable skills and experience in this role, which will prepare him for his chosen career as a paramedic.

Always calm and decisive, Jack plays an important leadership role in the team, delivering a high level of care to those injured and leading by example in his approach. He is a good ambassador for the club, encouraging peers to be involved and promoting the advantages of obtaining and practicing a good life-long skill. Jack has been an outstanding example and role model to the juniors in the club and he enjoys creating teaching moments by bringing an interactive and fun element to practicing skills with the members of the first aid club. While sports fixtures have been curtailed due to Covid, Jack has kept members of the club engaged by creating Inter-House online quizzes.

Jack has set a new standard for what is possible from a school first-aider and is a most deserving recipient of Honours for First Aid.

Report by Sr H Scheepers