Re-start A Heart Day

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On Wednesday 16th October year 9 students took part in a “Re-start a Heart Day”. 141 of our year 9 students received training across the day on how to do cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and will be receiving a certificate for this. Every student had their own practice manikins to work with and were taken through an interactive video by resuscitation trainers from Gloucestershire Health and Care (GHC) NHS Trust. Anyone who has had a cardiac arrest needs immediate help – calling 999 is a great first step, but the chances of survival double if someone starts immediate CPR and students felt more confident in being able to do this after the day.

At Barnwood Park we take the safety and well-being of all of our students as a major priority. We see the learning of CPR as a vital life skill to aid the well-being of their friends, family and local community and make a real difference to people’s lives. We hope it is a knowledge and skill set that they will never have to use, but if the worst was to happen, we would like them to be able to deal with the situation and help save lives. We are aiming to overtime have all of our school community will be trained.