Heartstart is delivered within school by specially trained coordinators, Kay Woodcock and Karen Watts, training alongside The British Heart Foundation, to provide free learning of Emergency Life Support (ELS) within the school and community. The coordinators have adapted the course to be delivered from KS1 to KS2 to learn the basic skills of ELS.
The Heartstart programme includes skills such as:
Assessing an unconscious patient,
Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),
Dealing with choking,
Helping someone, that may be having a heart attack.
Knowing what to do when someone has a cardiac arrest is important. If you can do CPR you can give the chance of added time, time which is needed for professional help to arrive and save the life of our loved one. Being able to do CPR more than doubles their chance of survival.
Congratulations! to the whole of year 2 (2013) They have just completed and achieved their Level 1 training in Heart start.
I would like to take the opportunity, to not only to congratulate the children on their achievements, but thank the parents for their support with the children’s home learning. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the training; a lot of them have told me how they have enjoyed becoming a teacher at home and teaching their friends and family vital skills to help someone survive in an emergency.
Below is a copy of the children modeling the recovery position.
Well done to all, from a very happy Mrs Woodcock and Mrs Watts.