‘Junior Paramedic’ iPad App

Tuesday, 27th January 2015

CHILDREN aged 4-7 can now learn about health as well as reading, writing and arithmetic with a new iPad app developed by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The free ‘Junior Paramedic’ app brings Key Stage One learning into a health context. It features ten interactive activities in which children play or answer questions.

The activities include identifying whether an accident was “big” or “little”, anatomy and physiology and staying safe while on holiday.

Julian Rhodes, Head of Education & Training at West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “This has been peer reviewed by teachers. I’ve even tested it on my nieces and nephews. They love it and I love it.

“By designing the Key Stage One learning in a health context, we are educating tomorrow’s adults who will treat the NHS with respect.”

The ‘Junior Paramedic’ app is available for iPad only and can be downloaded from the App Store for free until the end of February after which it will cost 69p.