Portishead hosts St John Ambulance competition

Schoolchildren from across the West Country are taking part in the competition at Portishead. Credit: ITV News West Country

Children from 27 schools across the region will be putting their first aid skills to the test this morning.

They're competing in the regional heat of the St John Ambulance National Schools competition.

The event, being held in Portishead, aims to teach children to work as a team and to learn skills that could save lives.

Last year's winners of the junior title from All Cannings Primary School in Devizes will be hoping to retain their trophy.