Torpoint Brownies have been given some expert assistance to achieve their First Aid badge by medics from HMS Raleigh.

The 2nd Torpoint Brownie Pack were shown how to deal with cuts and bleeds and how to check a casualty’s breathing by Petty Officer (Medical Assistant) (POMA) Holly Frost and Leading Medical Assistant (LMA) Kayla Major, who are both instructors at HMS Raleigh’s First Aid training school.

The group of seven to 10 years olds were also given the chance to practice their newly acquired skills on each other.

Brownie leader Karen Evans said: ’It has been an ambition of mine for some time to teach the Brownies some basic first-aid skills, but with 30 girls in the unit it seemed a daunting task. The visit from Holly and Kayla was a great success.’