Show organisers teach first-aid in classroom

Members of Hinderwell Show at the first aid course
Members of Hinderwell Show at the first aid course

ORGANISERS of the Hinderwell Show have almost completed a range of training programmes to help them put on a better show.

Earlier this month the show committee from the Hinderwell Horse and Agricultural Show and helpers as well as other local groups completed a first aid plus course.

Jude Knight, show secretary, said: “Although we have professional medical support on show day, we felt that learning first aid would equip us to deal with emergencies in the community. 

“The day was a mixture of theory and practical application and I learnt a great deal that I hope I could put into practice should I be faced with an emergency first aid situation”.

It was one of the final events sponsored by Awards for All which has also seen the show staff do an IT course to help redesign and print the show schedule and a traffic management course.

There has also been activity days for children and parents to encourage entries and a competition to design show posters. A generator was used to run two computers, all provided by Awards for All funding, which helped get results prepared quickly.

To round off the project a celebration evening with videos, photographs and newspaper cuttings of the year’s events was held at Hinderwell village hall. People can still see the exhibition throughout March.

The final training session in March will see the show look at using contemporary methods such as Facebook and Twitter.

If anyone is interested in this course contact Mo Metcalfe on 01947 840738.