(source - gemselect.com)
As a teacher I hear a lot of gems, and I would like to share some of this week's with you. With one class we have just finished a module on first aid, including theory and practical classes taught in both French and English in conjunction with a colleague, who, like myself is well trained in first aid. It's a pleasure to teach something you know will be really useful, and may one day save a life.
So, now comes the evaluation - we are in school after all.
The following statements are quoted directly from my pupils' testpapers, with their permission (mostly):
What do you do if someone is choking in a restaurant?
- put a serviette on his head (??)
-pat him firmly between the ankles (If you hit them hard enough between the ankles I suppose it might make them cough)
-kick him four times in the back (nice)
-shoot him (a little radical I feel)
What do you do if someone is unconscious and breathing?
- Hold up three fingers and ask him to count them
What do you do if someone is unconscious and not breathing?
- put them in a recovery postion and sit on them so they don't vomit
- go to youtube and watch a film called "Staying Alive" (Beegees' biography??)
One thing is quite clear, I've already asked my pupils, if I slump to the floor in a messy unconscious heap during class, please, just keep away, leave me alone, I'll be fine, honest.