Demonstrating Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s commitment to the welfare and education of young people, the service has launched a curriculum-based Education Programme.
Aimed at EYSF, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children (aged three to five, five to seven and seven to eleven respectively), the Sky Champs’ Education Pack has been produced in line with the national curriculum.
The pack includes three whole school assembly plans, a safety pack, reading comprehension activities with cross curricular materials, writing activities, mathematics challenges and quizzes, all of which can be used as homework exercises. Each of the modules uses real life examples from Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, meaning the classwork is not only fun, but will also give pupils an insight into the charity.
Joanna Austin, CECET improvement adviser for schools, and former head teacher of an Ofsted Outstanding school, was intrinsic in the development of the Sky Champs’ Education Pack with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. She comments: “Experience-based education with practical classwork is well regarded as a fantastic way for children to learn key skills, which is why I was delighted to assist the charity with the creation of the Sky Champs’ Education Pack. The work sheets are ideal for teachers looking for innovative curriculum-based teaching aids and will be well received by youngsters as they’re both fun and engaging.”
Jason Levy, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, adds: “We are dedicated to supporting children’s development, not only to educate them about the importance of staying safe, but also provide them with some fun, yet important tools to help them with their classwork. The worksheets are easy to integrate into lesson planning and will assist teachers in meeting national curriculum targets.
“Any schools, teachers or parents interested in finding out more about Sky Champs are being encouraged to visit our website for further details.”
In addition to the new Sky Champs’ Education Pack, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has two Education and Training Centres located at the Strensham airbase in Worcestershire and Tatenhill airbase in Staffordshire. Schools are being invited to visit one of the centres as part of their outdoor leaning, where they will get a chance to meet the aircrew and see the charity’s air ambulance helicopter up close.
To find out more about the lifesaving work of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, the Sky Champs’ Education Pack and the Training and Education Centres, please visit www.midlandsairambulance.com or call the team on 0800 8 40 20 40.