Youngsters and a Sheffield MP have been brushing up on their first aid skills thanks to a national charity.
St John Ambulance staff gave free demonstrations of life-saving techniques in Fargate in Sheffield city centre as part of the charity’s annual Save a Life campaign.
People could find out how to do everything from applying bandages to giving chest compressions to help revive people whose hearts have stopped.
Among those having a go were youngsters Daisy Elliott, aged six, and her seven-year-old brother Joe, as well as Paul Blomfield, Labour MP for Sheffield Central.
They were given advice by St John worker Darren Lorimer.
Mr Blomfield said: “It was fun but with a serious message. You don’t realise how important these skills are until you need them.
“I can remember when my son Michael was choking on a fishbone as a youngster and I didn’t know what to do but luckily my dad Harry was there and knew how to deal with the problem.”
Ken Hill, St John Ambulance Sheffield area manager, said: “Learning first aid is one of the single most important things you can do in your life.”
n St John Ambulance is holding further first aid skills sessions. Visit www.sja.org.uk/sals or call 01924 268663 for details.