Red-cross club is the students’ wing of the red-cross society. It is a students’ movement organized within schools. Students who are actively involved are known as youth members. The teachers guiding the pupils are called patrons.
This club offers its members an opportunity to learn basic first aid skills. These skills help to reduce fatalities and enables the faster treatment of injuries. It also has an important role to play in providing staff and pupils with a sense of purpose and achievement giving them the skills that will potentially save lives. Having staff and students who are well equipped with first aid skill contributes to enhancing the safety of the school because many students experience accidents while they are at school. The accidents may lead to simple injuries serious wounds or fractures.
A trained person is better able to assess their surroundings. Knowledge of first aid promotes the sense of safety and wellbeing amongst people. Having an awareness and desire to be accident free keeps you more safe and reduces the number of casualties and accidents.
The aim of this club in our school is to enable our learners so that they may one day contribute in their own way, to the establishment of world peace and welfare of mankind. We also educate and empower the children in the spirit of red-cross through constructive trainings and effective leadership and provide opportunities for directing and harnessing their energy and idealism into worthwhile humanitarian activities.
There are seven fundamental principles of red-cross society. These are; Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality.
The seven fundamental principles provide an ethical, operational and institutional framework to the work of the red-cross movement.
Red-cross motto is to serve one another. They say with good health learning goes smoothly. The red-cross members always strive to ensure all casualties in school are taken care of before taken to the hospital. A school with no first aiders is indeed not a school.
In our school we have our clubs on every Wednesdays from 3pm to 4pm.During that day learners put on their club’s uniform (white and red scarf) .We not only have internal activities but also participate in external activities such as charity walks e.g. mater heart run, coast hospice and diabetes walk. We also visit children orphanages and elderly homes.