CPR Training in PSHE Posted on: 15 Jan 2018

We are always looking to improve the teaching of all areas of PSHE and through the #fightforeveryhearbeat campaign by the British Heart Foundation, we have received over 30 CPR (call, push, rescue) kits.  The kits will teach pupils how to recognise cardiac arrest and carry out CPR on adults and children.

The kits use a film tutorial to demonstrate CPR skills.  Pupils watch the film and practice their skills on portable manikins; first aid staff are also trained on how to demonstrate CPR and give advice and demonstrations throughout lessons.

The CPR training kit covers:

  • how and when to perform CPR on an adult or child, with use of the manikin
  • how to put someone in the recovery position; pupils work in pairs or teams when practicing

The British Heart Foundation wants to help train pupils to potentially save a life.  In the UK over 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital and less than one in ten survives.  By teaching high quality CPR in schools we could help save almost 5,000 lives a year.

All pupils involved in the sessions so far have shown great skill and knowledge of CPR and the recovery position; we hope to continue teaching high quality CPR to all of our pupils.