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Young learn how to save a life.

First aiders of just five are learning basic skills that could help them save lives.

At a roadshow at Gateshead's MetroCentre five-year-olds Frazer and Jacob Cansfield and their brother Elliott, seven, from Shotley Bridge, learned how to put people in the recovery position, how to do resuscitation and the kiss of life.

Their father, Andrew, 37, who is trained in first-aid, said: "It's a very good idea. It's important children have a knowledge of first aid from an early age."

With the help of Mel Williams, area youth manager for the British Red Cross in the North East, they practised on a dummy.

Mel said: "This is showing them and giving them the knowledge they can take away. When they get older, they might want to learn more about it."

Also picking up some tips was 11-year-old Amy Wareing, from Ponteland, who took on the role of a victim and was given some treatment by her cousins, George Wareing, four, and Liam Simonet, 12.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 9, 2006
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