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Year 8s receive life-saving training

19 October 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

All our Year 8 students took part in the annual ‘Restart-a Heart’ Day training and learned vital skills that could help save a life. This year, Mrs Walker was delighted to be joined by Kelly Morris a serving paramedic with Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) , to deliver the training throughout the day. Kelly, a parent of students at school, kindly gave up her day off support our students and to answer questions at the end of each session.

Mrs Walker, Biology teacher and Restart-a-Heart’ co-ordinator said: “Restart-a-Heart’ is such an important initiative in our school calendar and we are so appreciative of Kelly giving up her time to work with our students this year. A cardiac arrest patient’s chance of survival dramatically increases if CPR can begin before medical experts arrive on the scene so our students know that learning how to do CPR could help to save someone’s life one day.”

Each Year, The Resuscitation Council UK along with the British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, NHS Ambulance Service and Saving Lives for Scotland work together to help raise awareness of cardiac arrest and teach CPR. You can find out more HERE. 

Our students showed their appreciation to Kelly by presenting her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

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