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Selby High School

Selby High School

Y9 students take part in European Restart a Heart Day

Today all students in Year 9 undertook basic life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.  All the students involved attended a 30 minute training session with trainers provided from the NHS and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.  This initiative is part of the ‘European Restart a Heart Day’ organised in the UK by the British Heart Foundation.  The aim of the day is to train as many students nationally as possible in CPR.  The school has prepared with Yorkshire Ambulance Service and the British Heart Foundation ready for the big day of training.  During the day over 220 students’ will be trained at Selby High School.  In addition to the students a number of staff also attended the sessions.  The training involved watching an instructional film and then with the help of the trainers practise the life-saving skills on mannequins provided by the British Heart Foundation.  All students that achieved the required level of basic awareness received a lifesaving goodie bag and a certificate.

Today over 106 schools across Yorkshire will be providing training to more than 20,000 children.  More information can be found at http://www.restartaheart.yas.nhs.uk/day/