LIFESAVERS in Rugby passed on their vital skills to school students as part of The British Heart Foundation’s Restart a Heart campaign.
Rugby’s Community First Responders – volunteers trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service – visited Avon Valley School and Harris Academy to teach life saving resuscitation and choking prevention skills to around 50 students at each school.
The students learned how to operate a defibrillator, place a casualty in the recovery position and how to perform CPR.
Avon Valley assistant head teacher Laura Bindley, who teaches Health and Social Care, said: “This has been a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn important skills which could one day save a life. This group of students can also use this experience as evidence when they are completing their health and social care coursework.”
Harris Academy first aider Mrs Divver said: “CPR is a valuable life skill for anybody. By taking part in Restart A Heart Day, our Harris prefects will carry that skill with them into adult life.
“The knowledge that you can save a life gives you the confidence to give it your best shot in an emergency.”