Lifesavers pass on their skills to Rugby schoolkids - The Rugby Observer

Lifesavers pass on their skills to Rugby schoolkids

Rugby Editorial 1st Nov, 2018   0

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.”


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