Young brothers become ‘first aid’ stars of Trafford Leisure’s new Covid-19 Community Hub
Two young brothers have become online stars overnight as the first aid experts for Trafford Leisure’s new online Community Hub.
The website, launched to support locals during the Covid-19 lockdown, offers health and wellness advice for all the family, including live exercise classes, fitness challenges, pre-recorded workouts, and inspirational first aid training posts led by nine-year-old William and his little brother, Jack, aged six.
Their mother, Fiona, Trafford Leisure’s Learning and Development Manager says: “I’m responsible for the lifeguard and first aid training at Trafford Leisure, and I was looking for practical ideas to entertain my children. We decided to make the recordings as part of their home-schooling, as William had already started learning first aid with his cub group. I thought it made sense for me to continue this education. The videos are aimed at children to learn the core skills, but anyone can benefit from the lessons. The videos are suitable for home learning and other youth organisations to utilise. The boys love making the videos! They are little super stars.”
The two boys have created a variety of videos, and have so far demonstrated how to stop nose bleeds, how to perform CPR, how to get into the recovery position and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). The videos have gone viral and been shared far and wide.
Fiona says: “This training could save a life. If a child can follow the simple steps then anyone can do it. First aid is all about keeping a cool head and following instructions. We really hope our videos will inspire other families in lockdown and will break down barriers or people’s nervousness surrounding basic first aid. William and Jack can’t wait to make more videos! They think they are the new Joe Wicks!”
Jo Cherrett, COO, Trafford Leisure says: “Even though our leisure centre doors are currently closed, this doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to keep active and learn new skills. It’s really important that we keep moving and keep well. We are proud of our team’s efforts in pulling together our Covid-19 Community Hub – there really is something for everyone; be that simple online exercise classes, quizzes, fitness challenges, gymnastics, golf and swimming tips or straightforward wellness advice. The people of Trafford continue to amaze me, we couldn’t have created our community hub without their support. We love seeing our community sharing videos and pictures of them keeping active at home. We miss our customers and know that together we are stronger.”
The community hub is available to all via Trafford Leisure’s website and social media platforms.
Trafford Leisure’s Covid-19 Community Hub:
Trafford Leisure social media platforms: https://www.facebook.com/traffordleisurecic/