On Wednesday 16th October our new Year 7 cohort took part in the nation’s biggest CPR training event – Restart a Heart Day.
Restart a Heart Day is an initiative backed by the British Heart Foundation, to increase survival rates of those suffering Cardiac Arrests and Heart Attacks; using CPR whilst waiting for an ambulance can at least double a person’s chance of survival.
The school welcomed 5 volunteers from Yorkshire Ambulance Service who gave up their own time to deliver the essential life-saving skill to all Year 7 students during a full day of activities.
The students watched a short presentation on how to recognise a cardiac arrest, this was followed by a practical element where every student practised their skills on a CPR mannequin to ‘Baby Shark’.
Students were thoroughly engaged throughout and really valued the importance of what they were trying to achieve. It was fantastic to see our students engage so well with it. Well done and huge thanks to those at the Yorkshire Ambulance Service!