London’s Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to London’s most seriously injured patients. By providing intervention as quickly as possible after injury, they aim to give patients the best chance of survival, and best quality of life, after trauma.

The Challenge

London Air Ambulance creates resources to raise awareness of their work within schools.  By providing opportunities for students to learn about their work through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities, their aim is to inspire the doctors, paramedics and pilots of the future.  

They engaged milo creative because of our track record of creating games for learning, and our ability to deliver experiences that place the learner in the driving seat (no pun intended!). LAA also appointed The Centre of The Cell to produce the educational content for the game, and to carry out user testing sessions at London schools.

The Solution

The London Air Ambulance simulator game is a unique helicopter flying game. People are in trouble and the only way of reaching them is from the air. The game targets secondary school children, who need to navigate the helicopter, choose a suitable landing spot, then choose what life saving treatment to apply to the patient. The game uses video, audio commentary, and interactive features, and it exposes children to STEM concepts in a real life, exciting and inspirational context.

HELIMED provides a STEM educational platform that will not only engage schoolchildren, but provide an innovative resource for teachers by bringing compulsory Key Stage 3 topics to life. By injecting a little fun and excitement into learning through the app, we also hope to inspire future generations to think about pursuing careers in the air ambulance sector, healthcare, aviation or other emergency services – which are incredible yet rewarding career paths.

Dr Gareth Davies, Medical Director at London’s Air Ambulance

The Results

Helimed is currently at the heart of LAA programme with schools. It is supported by lesson plans and teachers’ resources. We are in talks with LAA to relaunch the app with additional missions, and an improved flying interface.

The app has been downloaded over 8,000 times. In partnership with Centre of the Cell, we’ve successfully used it in schools across London, and it also helps us raise awareness for our services among those that are interested.

Philanthropy Manager, London's Air Ambulance Charity

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