The East Manchester Academy

“I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to you and Donovan for the incredible first aid training session you delivered to our 220 teenagers on Monday.

The feedback from the staff has been universally positive – everyone agrees that the day was a huge success. Your engaging sessions captivated the students, and they were all hanging on your every word. In fact, many of them have already approached me requesting further training on different first aid topics! This is a testament to how much they enjoyed and learned from your program.

The positive impact wasn’t limited to the students. Several staff members have also expressed interest in receiving first aid training from you. We’ll be reaching out to you in the future to schedule additional courses.”

—Mrs Johnston

Blakehill Primary School in Bradford

“I just wanted to say thank you for letting me join in your Flat Stan workshop at Blakehill Primary School today. Research tells us that not enough people in the UK have the skills and/or confidence to initiate CPR, with initial bystander CPR rates as low as 43% in England. We also know that recognition of cardiac arrest and immediate CPR significantly increases survival rates. To see you empower a new generation of first aiders and give them the tools and confidence to have a go was just wonderful. Your session was fun, engaging and inclusive – it was particularly heartwarming to see children with special educational needs (SEN) joining in the session and learning the basics of CPR with their peers.

As a GP, I am aware of the benefits of teaching CPR in schools. As a governor, I am proud to be part of a forward-thinking primary school that can see the benefits of early first aid training. As a mum, it was a privilege to witness 2 of my daughters learning the basics of CPR/first aid; it also gave me confidence that my younger daughter with significant SEN will learn these invaluable skills in the future.”

—Dr Chellam, Governor

Bempton Primary School in Bridlington

“I would like to thank you for coming into our school. School and parents felt that first aid is an important issue to raise and train children in and the Flat Stan workshops were engaging and informative for the children. I ask the children about the workshops the following day and they had lots to tell me with great enthusiasm. Garry was very friendly and approachable, and the children loved the hands-on approach. We will definitely be doing the workshops either annually or biannually to keep the children’s knowledge up to date.”

—Mrs Doody-Greaves

Southfield Primary Academy in Luton

“I am thrilled to share our positive experience with the Flat Stan First Aid workshop for children that took place at our school. The workshop was nothing short of fantastic and proved to be an invaluable learning experience for both children and adults alike. The workshop was informative, engaging, interactive, and, above all, fun! The instructor demonstrated an exceptional ability to connect with the children, making the learning process enjoyable. From basic wound care to more complex emergencies, the workshop covered a wide range of first aid skills.”

—Mrs Ali

St Anne Line Catholic Junior School in Essex

“I would just like to say a very big thank you to you and your trainer Seb. The children certainly enjoyed their training. The booklets and certificates went down very well.

Our Student Council suggested that they would like first aid training for all pupils- your advertising email arrived at the right time! They will be writing to you with their views, shortly.

For my part,  Seb was very friendly. The children were engaged, excited to learn an extremely important subject, and really had fun.

Booking was very easy and my email’s were always answered very quickly – thank you for that.

One of my  responsibilities, at school, is first aid. We have online training, but I think it is much better to have the training in person. I have mentioned that you also train adults to our SLT, and have suggested that we dedicate a teacher training day to this. Hopefully, I will be in touch about this.

Thank you once again.

—Mr Burkett

Hyndburn Park Primary School in Accrington

“As a PSHRE subject lead and a Year 5 teacher at Hyndburn Park Primary School in Accrington, our theme this half term for Year 6 was First Aid. 

I booked Flat Stan to reinforce all the learning our children have been doing and WOW! What an amazing experience from start to finish. From the initial booking procedures and phone call with Donovan and then the session delivered by Simon – everything was simplified and made easy, and the communication was brilliant. 

The session itself was absolutely mind blowing! All the children (and staff!) thoroughly enjoyed themselves in each of the sessions and the range of practical activities and demonstrations, including the certificates, goodies and booklets for the children was spot on and went down a treat. Simon’s friendly demeanour and humour was just what our Year 6s needed and his insightful sessions had them hooked! 

I can’t thank Flat Stan enough for allowing our children to be immersed with a lifelong skill and I hope that we can book Flat Stan again in the future for more of our children to be ‘Flat Stanned!’ 

—Miss Kauser

Dean Field Community Primary School in Halifax

“First Aid for children was something we have always wanted to do but never knew how. We wanted to expose our children of real-life situations which they may face in their lifetime. Children face a variety of situations outside of the school grounds, in which we are not there to support them. We wanted to give the children a broad understanding of how to support others in need, and to share this information with their family members.

Flat Stan was recommended to us as a school, and we could not have been happier with the outcome. Simon came and delivered sessions to Years 3-6. All the sessions were fun and engaging allowing the children to take in the information allowing it to become sticky knowledge. Children were learning all the relevant information they need to know such as basic first aid, how to be safe helping others and what to do if an external agency is needed.

We have a child in school who visits their birth country each year and has retuned back to school this time with the emergency number for that country in case of an emergency. She has applied the information Simon share with her and has put this into practice.

Thank you, Simon. Flat Stan is something all children should learn, and we would highly recommend to other schools.”

—Miss Jagger

Emmaus Primary School in Liverpool

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Flat Stan! The trainer was such a lovely person and the day was a great success. Staff who chatted to the trainer commented on his skills in connecting with young people and it was a brilliant day! Thank you so much for the gifts and the great resources.”

— Miss Kelly, Assistant Headteacher

Fairburn View Primary School in Castleford

“All our pupils who had the workshop with Simon thoroughly enjoyed the session. He was engaging, exciting and very informative – perfectly pitched to each year group and class. They particularly loved the hands-on practise of CPR and being able to use the Flat Stan manikins for demonstrations. It was impressive to see Simon keep up his enthusiasm throughout the whole day. I would highly recommend booking the Flat Stan workshop for any school and we will be booking in again for next year.”

—Miss Adams

Parklands Primary School in Leeds

“Please can you pass on our thanks to Simon for the super workshops he ran on Monday. The children thoroughly enjoyed them and gained a good knowledge of first aid. I would like the children to do this on a yearly basis, so would be very keen for you to return next year if that’s possible.”

— Mrs Stacey, Year 2 Teacher

Reinwood Junior School in Huddersfield

“Thank you for the recent workshops Flat Stan provided for our three Year 6 classes. The sessions were outstanding. Simon’s engaging and humorous approach captivated the children (and teaching staff), who gained valuable skills and knowledge. He managed the group effectively, fostering confidence in their abilities. An exceptional experience that I highly recommend. We look forward to booking Flat Stan again next year.”

—The Year 6 Team

Trinity Academy St Chad’s in Brighouse

“Children from Years 1 to 6 at Trinity Academy St Chad’s completed the Flat Stan course using the online videos and resources. The sessions were of the perfect length and pupils enjoyed using the time between sessions to discuss, practice and make notes around their learning. We received a high number of comments and emails from parents after the sessions to say that their children came home ‘buzzing’ about their course and could retain lots of knowledge. One parent said that the knowledge that their Year 1 child had gained could ‘really save a life’. Thank you Flat Stan First Aid for producing a brilliant resource.”

—Mrs Dawson

Ursuline Preparatory School in Wimbledon

“The children had a great time learning valuable first aid skills. Some of our children find this topic challenging but the trainer made it accessible to all, hands on and fun. The workshop helped us to get good curriculum coverage without the worry of having to deliver it ourselves which would have been very time consuming, considering all the other curriculum requirements. All our requests were accommodated to fit the needs of our school and our children loved the certificates and Flat Stan guides they received. Thank you so much for delivering the First Aid workshops for our school.”

— Mrs Karagianni, Year 4 Teacher

Crocketts Community Primary School in Smethwick

“We loved the sessions! The children were buzzing about first aid and Flat Stan, as were the teachers. We will definitely repeat this.”

—Mrs Durnall

Woodside Academy in Bradford

“Thank you so much for coming in it was really good and the children all loved it. Simon was prompt at arrival and had all the equipment set up before the children came into school; he was extremely friendly and easy to talk to. The children loved all the practical activities that he had prepared. Simon was really good with behaviour management and we would definitely recommend him.”

—Miss O’Connor

Bailiffe Bridge Junior and Infant School in Brighouse

“Our KS2 children had a great time with Simon and loved finding out more about how to help out in an emergency situation. Learning was pitched at appropriate level to engage all learners and staff have commented on Simon’s charismatic delivery.

The last session of the day was attended by one of our governors. In his monitoring form/assurances to governors, he wrote, ‘The school is accessing high quality first aid training from a very experienced provider who is used to working with primary age children.’”

—Miss Proctor

All Saints’ Junior and Infant School in Halifax

“The children had the most fabulous time, as did the staff. Our safety curriculum is a huge part of supporting our children to make a difference in the world and with the skills you have taught them they are equipped and ready to do this.”

—Mrs Watson

Water Street Primary School in Skipton

“We thoroughly enjoyed our sessions! I thought the trainer was brill. He read the type of children he had in each group and adapted accordingly. He had their attention well and delivered the message. We have also followed up in class so that it all really sinks in. All positives, thank you very much.”

—Mrs Metcalfe

The Greetland Academy in Halifax

“The children and adults in the room had a brilliant time and thoroughly enjoyed learning and developing their understanding of first aid. The children were engaged throughout, and Simon’s enthusiasm really helped to maintain this. Also, the practical aspects of the session were great.”

—Mr O’Shea

Oakham Primary School in Oldbury

“The children left the lesson with an increased knowledge around first aid and an understanding of what to do if they were ever presented with a minor or serious situation.”

—Mr Kettle

Four Oaks Primary School in Sutton Coldfield

“The children and staff really enjoyed the sessions and found them very informative.”

—Mrs Elvins

Beacon Primary School in Willenhall

“The children have now learnt a vital life skill that could save a life one day!”

—Mrs Maddison