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Air Cadet First Aid Champion

Cardinal Newman student Callum Turver is celebrating his team’s win after they topped the RAF Air Cadet Wing Training Day Competition.

Callum who studies the Health and Social Care NHS Careers plus course at Cardinal Newman has been part of the Air Cadets for five years. Formerly of Longridge High School, Callum’s specialised subject in the cadets is first aid, which for the competition, he then taught to the rest of his team. The competition then involved the team responding to a variety of first aid scenarios including a broken shoulder, head injuries, chest pains and second degree burns. As the team leader, Callum was responsible for assessing all of the casualties and assigning a casualty to each of his team members as well as dealing with a bystander who was getting in the way.

Callum’s team were victorious, beating 32 other squadrons to take the title being presented with an award by the Head of the Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty. Callum, who hopes to become a Paramedic one day, will now be leading his team in the next stage of the competition, as they represent the Lancashire and Cumbria Wing at the regional competitions. Callum said: “This is something I have always wanted to achieve, I want to become a paramedic in the future and hope that I can continue to teach first aid for many years to come!”

Good Luck Callum!


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