For several years, St John’s has been delivering an education programme to show what kids need to do in an emergency. Now, teacher Lahni Wharerau says the programme has been translated to te reo Māori.

“Ka whakaatu atu mātou ki a rātou me pēhea te waea atu te 111.

“He aha ngā pātai ka pātaingia, me pēhea hoki te awhi i ō rātou anō whānau.”

Over 50 calls to emergency services are received from young people.

Wharerau says it’s also important that this programme is available for total immersion learners.

“Atu i te 400,000 tamariki i roto i ngā kura auraki kua pāngia atu ki tēnei taonga, āini nā, nā te mahi o Hāto Hone rātou ko ASB e āhei ana ngā tamariki, ngā mokopuna Māori hoki, te whakapā atu ki tēnei taonga hei oranga mō tō tātou iwi.”

The organisations are putting a call out to the government to make the first aid training compulsory in the school curriculum across the country.

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