Students Learn Life Saving CPR Skills



Fewer than 1 in 10 people who have an out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK currently survive. Students at Park Vale Academy are helping to create a nation of life savers and change that for the better.

Throughout April and May, the majority of students at the academy are being taught the lifesaving skills of CPR. Using resources from the British Heart Foundation students are learning and practicing CPR. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving skill and the training the students receive may one day prove vital in saving a life.

The students watched an instructional video and are then taken through the process step by step by the PE staff, working on realistic dummies to show how effective their technique is and which click to show them how far down they had to press during chest compressions.

Feedback from the students has been very positive.

“I know I can save a member of my family and that makes me feel happy”

(Y8 student)


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