YOUNG lifesavers from a Yeovil school are celebrating after taking second place in a national competition.

Preston School took home the prize in the finals of the St John Ambulance National School First Aid Competition held at London Zoo.

Student Welfare Officer Bridget Dollard said: "Young Life Saver Award is taught to all Year 7 pupils in their first year at Preston School.

"Pupils can then go on to join the First Aid Team.

"Preston is of the belief that first aid is an obvious life skill and that every young person should be taught it."

n Preston School lifesavers are pictured with St John Cadet 'Matt' who looked after them throughout the day.