The training, led by experienced professionals Kylie Hutley and Garth Beauchamp from Jenagar Training in Charters Towers, equipped participants with the knowledge and confidence to handle emergencies.

But this wasn't your average training session! The Youth and Communities team went above and beyond to make sure it was inclusive for everyone. They created a special play area to keep the kids entertained while the adults learned these crucial skills. The CDP team, superstars of organisation, ensured everything ran smoothly and even treated everyone to a delicious barbecue lunch to keep the energy levels up.

“It was an amazing day at Mulga Bore,” said Heath Pickett from CDP. “The engagement from community was incredible as they all were speaking and answering at every step throughout the training.” The trainers themselves were engaging and approachable, using fun demonstrations to solidify the learning. Community members even volunteered to be "patients" for bandage practice and shared real-life stories of bone breaks and concussions (from AFL matches, of course!).

Heath himself went the extra mile, helping out with the barbecue, assisting participants with questions, and even managing to complete his own coursework in between! His dedication reflects the overall spirit of the day – a true community effort.

The success of this training has Mulga Bore eager for more, and it has been suggested the next training should be a Cert I in Construction course and White Card training.

Photo above: Trainer Kylie Hutley demonstrating the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) doll.

Practicing on the doll.Practising on the doll.

Working on the course work.Working on the course work.