Restart A Heart Day is an annual worldwide event that takes place to increase public awareness of cardiac arrests as well as increasing the number of people trained in CPR. And who better to target for this training than students!
On Wednesday 16th October over 300 Hellesdon High students took part in the Restart A Heart workshops, that were delivered throughout the day by British Heart Foundation staff. Students from PE and Health & Social Care learned the 3 steps to saving a life with the help of dozens of trusty mannequins and a training video.
“I found out how important it is to know CPR and I feel like more people should really learn how to do it because it could happen to anyone anywhere.”
– Angel Regi (Year 10)
Miss Amis, Head of Health & Social Care, said “The sessions were an excellent opportunity for our students to learn important first aid skills. They showed great interest and it was great to see them all fully engaged in practicing the CPR procedure”
Without CPR, the chances of surviving cardiac arrest are zero.
We were pleased to learn that from September 2020, this lifesaving skill will be taught to all students nationwide as part of the national curriculum.
“I think this is a good idea because most people don’t really know how to do CPR and it could save someone’s life.” – Ruby Page (Year 10)
“The last time I did any first aid training was in Junior School, so it was really helpful to learn CPR. I would be scared to do it but at least now I know that I could”
– Jade Hill (Year 10)
Thank you to the British Heart Foundation and all the other agencies that contribute to running such an invaluable campaign.