Oxfordshire I.M.P.S

Oxfordshire I.M.P.S


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With the hot weather set to return next week and with lakes and beaches still without their lifeguards, it's important to read the I.M.P.S. newsletter, this month focusing on WATER SAFETY.

Some reports in the Hull Daily Mail in recent weeks have been quite alarming. Please do not swim in any local rivers or lakes!

➡️ https://mailchi.mp/f7dd3f855135/imps-monthly-email-water-safety-and-drowning-prevention-week-june-2020?e=e98f73287e

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A great example of how we're with today's value of learning - Oxfordshire I.M.P.S celebrated teaching their 100,000th year six pupil today!

The programme, which launched in 1995, aims to empower young people to take responsibility for their own risk management, equip them with basic first aid skills, and reduce death and disability as a result of common accidents.

The Lord Mayor of Oxford came along to congratulate the team and also learn while he was at it - pupils from Windmill Primary School showed him both CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

It was a great opportunity to meet the first and 100,000th pupil, too - Adam French was an IMPS pupil in 1995 and joked that he's not had to use his skills since marrying a nurse!

Thank you to IMPS for all that you do - read more in our news story: https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/news/article.aspx?id=1047
Visited the IMPS team at Abingdon Hospital today, with the year 6's from Drayton Primary School. Really enjoyable and informative for the children and adults! Thank you for the great work you do. 😀
Thank you so much for a fab morning from all at St Swithuns. Great experience, which the children learnt so much from, Its amazing to think they could potentially save lives from what they learnt today. Thanks again
AED selfie - found on the seafront at Lyme Regis!

Welcome to the Oxfordshire I.M.P.S. profile page. You will find all of our information and up-to-dat

Operating as usual


With the end of term approaching we'd like to take the opportunity to wish all our schools and supporters a very merry Christmas.

Another very successful autumn term has been completed.

We look forward to seeing you all in the new year.

From Team I.M.P.S. 🎅

Santa saves life at Christmas party 14/12/2022

Santa saves life at Christmas party

He doesn't just bring presents!

Santa saves life at Christmas party FATHER Christmas is used to handing out presents but for 81-year-old Tom Webster from Hyde he quite literally gave the gift of life.


With the ongoing cold weather here in the UK at the moment, hypothermia is a real possibility.

Do you know what to look out for?

And would you know what to do?


Minor head injuries are common, but do you know what to do?

Timeline photos 07/12/2022

Timeline photos

How’s your Christmas shopping going? Are you almost done or have you barely started?

Wherever you are on your Christmas list please shop safely and don’t get caught out buying dangerous toys when shopping online.

Visit our website to learn more ways to tell safe sellers from dodgy dealers: http://ow.ly/j94U50LWqvf


What a fantastic morning at Dunmore Primary School today.
The year 6 class were really engaged and enthusiastic.

They are all brilliant at doing chest compressions and the recovery position!

The mats were a welcome treat as the floor was a bit chilly today 🥶


One of the best ways to help children learn about road safety is to always set a good example yourself.
When you’re cycling with or without children you should :

-wear a cycle helmet
-obey traffic signs, be considerate of other road users and not let yourself be distracted by using a mobile phone or listening to music


Exciting times here at I.M.P.S. HQ today, we're setting up the new AED simulators for the trainers to use.

After trialling a couple of these units earlier in the term, we decided to go ahead and buy some more.

If you have ever donated to I.M.P.S. or provide us with a grant or funding, then this is where the money goes.
We need good quality kit to provide good quality training.


Photos from Oxfordshire I.M.P.S's post 25/11/2022

Tracy our I.M.P.S. trainer found this on her way to teach her session today.

A fantastic addition to Chinnor Football Club

After their session today, you'll be pleased to know that all the Y6 pupils at Mill Lane Primary will know exactly how to use it!


As we enter the Christmas period we will all come across decorations and novelties that contain button batteries, as well as other everyday items such as key fobs, watches and remote controls.

Did you know that on average, 2 children in the UK die each year as a result of swallowing a button battery?

Please check that items containing them are secure or out of reach of little ones.

If you think a button battery have have been swallowed you must get to the nearest emergency department immediately


On average 80 people lose their lives each year through a substance-related drowning.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK - RLSS UK are running a campaign to tackle this by encouraging people to walk a safer route home after drinking (away from open water) and to keep an eye on your mates, stick together.


Timeline photos 18/11/2022

We all like a bargain but please read this post from the Child Accident Prevention Trust if you're on the look out for toys in the black Friday sales.

Are your alarms set to grab a Black Friday deal next week? The shopping event can be great for getting a bargain before Christmas. But please remember, if deals look too good to be true, they probably are.

While toys sold by well-known, reputable stores are safe, toys, novelty items and dressing-up clothes that you can buy in online marketplaces, markets or discount stores may not be.

• Where possible shop with reputable retailers or brands you know.
• Online marketplaces, market traders and discount stores may import from countries with very different safety standards to ours.
• Look out for quality marks. A CE mark is required by law on many products sold in the EU and a Lion Mark is a good indicator of a toy’s safety.
• But remember, safety marks can be faked so always use your judgment
• Some key dangers to look out for in toys include: accessible button batteries, super strong magnets, long cords or loose parts

For more tips on how to buy toys safely please visit https://capt.org.uk/buy-safe-toys/.


Did you know that more than 6 children are seriously injured on roads every day in the UK?
We can only imagine the number of near misses that happen too.

is a great time to reinforce the messages that we should be delivering every day.

Take a look at the resources created by our friends at the Child Accident Prevention Trust

Here's a fact sheet from their website, it's a great place to start if you want to help children (and adults) learn how to be safer using our roads.



It's a bit gloomy here at I.M.P.S. HQ today.

It would be a great idea to dress in something bright if you're going out so that drivers can see you.

Send us a picture if you're wearing something bright today 🙂

Photos from Oxfordshire I.M.P.S's post 14/11/2022

Road Safety Week launches today.
This is an event run by Brake, the road safety charity.

The theme this year is safer roads for all.

With this in mind we have been thinking about the increased use of bike and scooter hire in our cities.

We have been concerned at the lack of safety helmets being worn when using these rentals. There doesn't seem to be any included in the hire.

One of our I.M.P.S. co-ordinators saw these on a recent trip. We are impressed to see that Aukland in New Zealand have addressed this issue and have helmets attached to their rental bikes and e-scooters.

What do you think of these?
Wouldn't it be great to see these in UK cities too?


We had a great session at East oxford primary scool yesterday.
All the Y6 pupils were fresh back from half term and ready to learn about injury prevention and first aid.

Photos from Oxfordshire I.M.P.S's post 19/10/2022

It was day 2022 on Monday.

It was great to work with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust resus department along with staff from South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Stryker Emergency Care and ZOLL Medical.

We met lots of staff and members of the public and were able to do some on the spot CPR training in the West Wing foyer of the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

We even met a few I.M.P.S. pupils!


On Monday we took part in the national campaign day 2022.

We were interested to see the LUCAS device by Stryker Emergency Care delivering chest compressions.

More photos to come.....


Now that Tracy and Anna have visited both Y6 classes at St Leonards Primary school, they will all know how to use the AED that is located on site.


Look at this brilliant beach safety hut spotted at the weekend in Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
It has everything you'd need in an emergency, including an AED.
Have you spotted an AED anywhere recently?

Photos from Oxfordshire I.M.P.S's post 03/10/2022

They did it!
Well done and a huge thank you to Paula, John and Stu.
We hope they're all recovering well.
Just look at that fab medal too!

You can add to their just giving page by following this link...


Another day, another I.M.P.S. session ready to go!
We're only a few weeks into the new academic year and have already seen over 350 Y6 pupils.

Photos from Oxfordshire I.M.P.S's post 30/09/2022

We want to wish our amazing I.M.P.S. marathon team the best of luck on Sunday in London.
They arranged a fantastic scavenger hunt and cake sale a couple of weeks ago (you got extra points if you spotted the lobster!)
It takes a huge amount of commitment and determination to run a marathon, as well and the fundraising and training.
Children from all over Oxfordshire will be super grateful for their efforts.
It's never too late to give their sponsorship a little boost.....

Photos from Oxfordshire I.M.P.S's post 21/09/2022

Yesterday we did our second visit to John Hampden School in Thame to run our I.M.P.S. session with the Year 6 class. It went really well and the pupils were great.

Last year we were treated to an wonderful Egyptian themed backdrop, look at this years masterpiece!


Stoptober begins on 1st October and there's never been a better time to quit!

Did you know that stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your own health - and the health of people around you.

It's never too late to quit.

Take a look at the just some of the benefits to be gained by giving up smoking 👇


We are so lucky to have another amazing team of London Marathon runners this year, all raising money for I.M.P.S. in October.

Meet Paula. This is her story....

"My name is Paula and I’m delighted to be running the London Marathon and raising money for I.M.P.S. All three of my children have benefited from this vital training programme in Year 6 and during my teaching in Oxfordshire, I’ve been lucky to experience this invaluable course first hand.
I started casually running whilst my children attended training sessions and soon after discovered Parkrun. Since then I’ve joined two running clubs, completed many half marathons and this will be my fifth Marathon to date.
London has always been a dream of mine and I feel honoured to be raising money for I.M.P.S. to help train more young potential life savers!"

We wish the team all the very best during their last few weeks of training.

You can support Paula (and I.M.P.S.) by making a donation here:


Banbury girl urges parents to make children to wear a helmet after fracturing her skull in scooter accident 07/09/2022

Banbury girl urges parents to make children to wear a helmet after fracturing her skull in scooter accident

We're pleased to read that Annabella is recovering well from her head injury and we're looking forward to meeting her and her classmates when they get to Y6 for their I.M.P.S. visit.


Banbury girl urges parents to make children to wear a helmet after fracturing her skull in scooter accident A nine-year-old Banbury girl is urging parents to make sure their children wear a helmet after she fractured her skull in a scooter accident.

Keep safe in the sun. I.M.P.S. monthly lesson. July 2022 08/08/2022

Keep safe in the sun. I.M.P.S. monthly lesson. July 2022

The sun comes out in the summer holidays (hopefully) and so does the increased risk of sunburn.

Take a look at our Keeping Safe in the Sun email that we sent out last month.

Did you know that under the new PHSE (Health and Prevention) Curriculum which came into force September 2020, all English primary schools must now educate pupils about safe and unsafe exposure to the sun and how to reduce the risk of sun damage, including skin cancer.



Keep safe in the sun. I.M.P.S. monthly lesson. July 2022 For medical advice when it is not a life-threatening emergency, please contact NHS 111 First - before coming to the Emergency Department (A&E). Oxfordshire residents are encouraged to contact NHS 111 first if they are thinking of attending an Emergency Department.

Injury Minimizion Programme for Schools. I.M.P.S.

Welcome to the official page for The Injury Minimization Programme for Schools (we call it I.M.P.S.) We empower the 10 & 11 year olds of Oxfordshire to take responsibility for the risks they take. We then equip them with the skills to cope in an emergency situation. The children learn basic life support, how to put someone in the recovery position, how to use a defibrillator and how to resuscitate someone. They also learn first aid and have a tour of the emergency department. Have a look here to find out more about what happens during an I.M.P.S. visit. https://tinyurl.com/impsvisit

We teach over 5000 Oxfordshire young people every year from 80% of the state primary schools in the county. Many of our ex IMPS pupils have used their skills to help in the event of an emergency and quite a few of them have chosen to work at the Oxford University Hospitals!

Why not have a look at our fundraising website www.justgiving.com/fundraising/impsoxford
A donation of £16.50 is enough to fund a course for one child to learn emergency life skills including how to use a defibrillator and how to put someone in the recovery position.

A birthday fundraiser that raises just £50 would help fund an I.M.P.S. training session for 3 children.

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