We were very fortunate to have St Johns educator Sarah Adamski visit our kindergarten. She talked about different emergency services and the job of a paramedic. Tamariki then had the opportunity to explore in the ambulance.
They had turns at getting into the back of the ambulance, where Sarah showed us some of the things that a paramedic can do for you if you are sick or hurt. Some of the children tried the oxygen mask on, while others just put out their hand to feel the air coming out of it. We talked about who might need to go in an ambulance and that it was not a scary thing to go in, because the ambulance officers are there to help us.
This visit was a great opportunity to connect with people in our local community and for the children to understand the wider world around them.