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Life Saver earns grand prior award

5 July 2011

Sixteen year old Nelson student, Trent Fairbairn, is one of the latest recipients of the St John Ambulance Grand Prior award from Governor General Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand.

Currently a member of the Cadets arm of St John Ambulance, Trent has been working towards his award for three years completing 12 gold level proficiency badges in disciplines such as first aid, casualty simulation and safety awareness. 

‘Working towards this award has been a challenge for me but rewarding.  My favourite badges were first aid and casualty simulation.  The St John badge was the hardest for me,’ says Trent.

Trent has been a member of St John for five years and gained numerous useful skills including first aid, cooking and healthcare.

The Grand Prior award is one of the awards that members under sixteen years old can attain through the St John youth participation scheme; a scheme offering young people the opportunity to learn basic life saving skills.

For more information about St John Ambulance visit www.sja.org.uk