CPR training to take place at Harrogate school

Around 135 Rossett School students will learn CPR on European Restart a Heart Day, joining 11,500 children from 53 other schools.

Wednesday, 8th October 2014, 5:30 pm
The scheme has been trialled at other schools nearby, like Prince Henry's Grammar School in Otley (above).

As part of the event on Thursday October 16, the Resuscitation Council is sending every secondary school in the UK a DVD of Lifesaver - a live-action film that shows how to save someone’s life.

To support the delivery of this educational resource, dozens of life-saving staff at Yorkshire Ambulance Service have volunteered to visit schools and provide hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training to pupils to boost the learning.

Organiser Jason Carlyon said: “Over 60,000 people suffer cardiac arrests outside of hospital in the UK every year. If this happens in front of a bystander who starts CPR immediately before the arrival of the ambulance, the patient’s chances of survival double.

“By linking with European Restart a Heart Day we will provide thousands of schoolchildren with the skills needed to save a life.”