Staff and students have teamed up with the British Heart Foundation as part of their Call Push Rescue campaign.
The national campaign aims to create a Nation of Lifesavers. The British Heart Foundation is promoting three simple steps Call Push Rescue which could mean the difference between life and death.
The British Heart Foundation say if someone's had a cardiac arrest, they'll be unconscious, not breathing or not breathing normally. The person will die within minutes without immediate help. Act quickly and Call Push Rescue:
CALL 999 immediately.
PUSH hard and fast on the centre of the chest 30 times.
Give two RESCUE breaths.
The British Heart Foundation has provided the school with training kits so that they can ensure that all students are trained in CPR and resuscitation. At Saint Paul’s every student in the school has been trained in first aid and the staff ensure that this training is kept up to date with refresher sessions as required.
The school also plans to have some of the older and younger students form a team where they do demonstrations at Parents’ Evenings, Open Evenings and other events and they also want to visit the local primary schools and teach the pupils there some basic First Aid
Mrs Angie Holland, Lead First Aider at Saint Paul’s, explained: “When someone is having a heart attack, is unconscious or in cardiac arrest, knowing what to do to help keep them alive until professional help arrives can give their chances of survival a significant boost.
These are extremely valuable and important skills, equipping our students with the knowledge which could be the difference between life and death. Every year, too many people die in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live.”
“We are delighted to be working with the British Heart Foundation to promote the important lifesaving message Call Push Rescue,” said Executive Headteacher, Mr Tony Billings. “We are aiming to equip our entire school with the confidence and ability to save a life.”