A Scouts group has been trained to save lives.

The group of 14 scouts from the seventh Walthamstow Scout group, based in the St James Street area undertook a first aid training course this weekend.

The scouts learnt skills from performing CPR, putting someone in the recovery position, identifying meningitis and supporting someone choking.

Scout leader Gemma Mears said: "I am incredibly proud of our young people. Scouting is all about making memories and learning skills for life.

"These 14-young people gave up their 1st Sunday of the Easter Holidays to learn these vital skills, and although none of us hope we are faced with a situation where we need to put them into practice, our Scouts are now prepared for all potential circumstances."

Anyone interested in volunteering with the Scouts, should visit: www.scouts.org.uk/join.