Pupils pick up life saving tips

Pupils learning life saving skills

PUPILS in Cleveleys gained some vital life saving tips from Trust experts.

Patrick Higgins and Kai Thwaite from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, visited St Teresa’s school as part of the national Re-Start a Heart Day awareness campaign.

They gave the pupils some valuable information on CPR and the use of defibrillators and how they could potentially save the life of someone in their community.

Patrick, a Clinical Skills Facilitator with the Trust, said: ‘It was really enjoyable to deliver this lifesaving training to the pupils at St Teresa’s.

“It helped to create a lot of awareness around CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators in the community. The attitude and willingness of the pupils to learn was first class.

‘We trained 26 year 6 pupils in total, and they all agreed that it was more easy to learn CPR than algebra.’’

Teacher, Anna Freshney, stated: “The children really enjoyed the session and we are thankful to Patrick and Kai for attending.’’


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