Jersey school Grainville wins first aid award

First Aid
Image caption Grainville school staff and pupils raised money for a defibrillator after the death of a teacher

A Jersey secondary school has won a national award for its first aid standards.

Grainville beat five other schools from across the UK to win the Community Award at the inaugural St John Ambulance First Aid Awards.

It was recognised for its "exemplary first aid standards" with 40% of staff trained in life-saving skills.

Pupils also go to an after-school first aid club and visit primary schools to share their knowledge.

Grainville's head teacher, John McGuinness, was given the prize at a ceremony in London on Wednesday hosted by BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth.

The school is also the 2011 National Schools Champions for First Aid.

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