Students teaching students about medical first aid

Kids help kids save lives

Students teaching students about medical first aid

BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) - High school students are teaching second graders skills that could save their lives.

Brookland high school students went to the elementary school Monday to teach kids how to call 911 from smartphones, apply bandages and properly wash their hands to avoid spreading germs.

The high schoolers are a part of a program called HOSA-Future Health Professionals that encourages students to pursue careers in the medical field.

High school student Kallen Smith said kids have a hard time getting access to 911 on smartphones.

“I’ll think they’ll have a hard time with that," Smith said. "A hard time just figuring out how and when to use it.”

Smith said with technology ever changing, it’s important to go over these simple steps with young ones.

“The world has changed so much in technology," Smith said. "It’s not so simple you can just pick up a phone and call 911 anymore.”

Smith said he remembered when he attended Brookland Elementary School and enjoyed his visit.

“It’s so fun to get to see kids being in class today because I went to school here,” Smith said. “Just getting to see my second-grade hallway is so nice.”

The project will continue through Tuesday so the students can teach other kids in the elementary school.

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