Cultivating lifelong skills and practical knowledge is part and parcel of student life at R.E.A.L Schools, Cahaya Campus, Shah Alam. The latest in this line of school activities saw members from the school’s Red Crescent Society, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides collectively come together to undergo basic first aid lessons for the benefit of all. Held at the campus’ Hall of Character, the session was run by a group of well-trained instructors, who shared their personal experience of dangerous, real-life situations with their young audience and the importance of knowing fundamental first aid techniques.
The talk was led by Mr. Agilan, Youth Leader of the Klang Chapter of the Red Crescent Society of Malaysia. With over a hundred National Senior students participating in the event, it was definitely a noteworthy and beneficial exercise. Every Cahayan who was present got the opportunity to learn first-hand, various life-threatening scenarios and the different ways in which to handle them. These re-enactments included a mock of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, a well-known technique which is also commonly referred to as the ‘kiss of life’.
A big ‘Thank You’ goes out to the Red Crescent Society of Malaysia for their efforts in spreading the vital knowledge of basic first aid. Commendably, the non-profit organization is venturing out to the community to teach these essential skills, especially since first aid is something that has to be taught up close and personal for it to be truly effective. For the Cahaya Seniors, the event had left them feeling more assured, confident and prepared to help someone should the need arise; safe in the knowledge that their newfound skills could potentially save lives.