On Tuesday 18th October, Sixth Form and staff took part in CPR training (Restart a Heart), in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record and raise money to buy a defibrillator for the school.
Throughout the day, many different groups took part. We started by watching a video that showed us how to correctly give chest compressions and mouth to mouth. We then had to join in with the video, by performing CPR on our ‘Anne’ mannequins. We had plenty of help and support from the various services, such as the Police and St John’s Ambulance. Despite us learning a vital life skill, everyone had a great time. The positive attitude of staff and pupils really made the experience enjoyable and worthwhile.
One pupil, Dylan Wert said “I feel much more confident. If the situation were to arise, then I wouldn’t worry about getting involved to save a life.” This proves the valuable experience we all had, as everybody now has knowledge of CPR. Some pupils had never taken part in any CPR training before, therefore it was definitely useful to us all.
We would like to thank ‘Restart a Heart’ for this experience, as we have gained the knowledge of an invaluable life skill, that we will all remember. Also, thank you to all those who took part.