ALFIE THOMSON was feeling just champion after picking up an award on Friday and switching on Dunfermline's Christmas lights on Saturday.

The 11-year-old, who is in Primary 6 at Crossgates Primary School and brings a first aid kit to the playground every day in case anyone gets hurt, has been praised after teaching CPR to more than 100 of his fellow pupils.

His goal of turning kids into lifesavers led to him being named as one of the Press Little Champions in our Community Champions awards earlier this year – turning on the festive illuminations with Santa in front of thousands of people at the Glen Gates was part of his prize – and he's now received a Scottish First Aid award.

Alfie was picked unanimously by a panel of judges to be the Community First Aid Champion and received his latest accolade at a ceremony in Glasgow on Friday night.

Jemma Thomas, principal teacher at Crossgates PS, said: “We are all so proud of Alfie and what he has achieved. He is a role model for other children in the school and his attitude towards leadership and responsibility shows maturity beyond his years.

“Everything he has delivered, he has done of his own accord.

"He articulated to me how important it was for primary school children to be able to learn first aid as ‘they can be lifesavers too’.

"It has been a joy to watch him instil such confidence in others and share his specialist knowledge. He fully deservers to win this award.”

With ambitions to become a paramedic, Alfie attended a Junior First Aid and CPR course, learned other skills through YouTube and qualified as a junior lifeguard.

He's now taught CPR to more than 100 fellow pupils, from Primary 5-7, and each day he sets up a first aid station in the playground and brings in a first aid kit in case anyone hurts themselves.

Off his own back and in his own time, he sourced CPR dummies, planned his sessions, found relevant videos to use as visual aids and created a power point and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document.

As part of his lessons, he sourced old mobile phones so that children could role-play calling 999 and handed out certificates to congratulate them on their new skills, which they could take home to their families.

Alfie's now hoping to learn how to use a defibrillator and pass on those skills too.

Stuart Callison, chief executive of St Andrew’s First Aid, said: “Alfie epitomises the very essence of a first aid champion.

"His commitment, initiative, drive and determination to learn first aid and to teach others the skills to save a life are exceptional and he stood out in the category as an absolute winner.

"He should be very proud of what he has achieved and we are delighted to present him with his award.”