Today we had a visit from Vau who visits early childhood centres and schools talking about the work of the St John Ambulance service. He was just great, first telling the children about the different services: Fire Police and St John and then bringing equipment out of his little ambulance. He showed the children photos of each kind of emergency and they had to sign ‘Ambulance’ by putting both hands to their forehead and making flashing signals, ‘Fire service’ was squirting a hose and ‘Police’ a salute. The children were so engaged judging which service they would need from the cartoon photos. Next he showed an oxygen bottle and then put water in to create steam and let the children feel - "its not bad for you like smoke, its not hot like steam it's just to help some people breathe". Then he drove his little ambulance with the help of a couple of children dressed in hi-viz vests and everyone had to get out of the way - because that is what mums and dads have to do if they are driving and hear the siren. Finally he read a story about a child who fell out of a tree and broke his arm. This session was one of the best we have ever seen and Vau is to be congratulated on his easy and engaging manner with the children. We are sure they learned a lot from him.