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Students at Ysgol Aberconwy learn life saving skills

26 October 2017

Ysgol Aberconwy marked ‘Restart a Heart Day’ on Monday 16th October by training over 650 students in basic First Aid and CPR procedures in one day!

Restart a Heart Day is an annual initiative, which aims to train as many people as possible in CPR in one day, so that more people know these life saving skills.

Staff and students at Ysgol Aberconwy attended training slots throughout the day and they are now part of the British Heart Foundation’s Nation of Lifesavers. By learning CPR, they’ve armed themselves with the skills that could help save lives in our communities.

Currently in the UK, just one in ten people survive a cardiac arrest. However, in countries such as Norway, where CPR is more widely taught, almost four in ten people survive.

Abby Battle (Year 7) commented, “I thoroughly enjoyed the training. A member of my family had to have CPR so I believe everyone should know these life saving skills”

Benjamin Payne (Year 11) explained, “I was shocked to learn that if you suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK you have less than a one in ten chance of surviving. Training like this is so important because I would want to help if I was ever faced with such a situation”.

Rhydian Jones (Teacher) stated, “On behalf of Ysgol Aberconwy we would like to thank Carwyn Roberts, Jamie Brown, Nerys Owen and Sean Clark for giving up their valuable time to deliver the training and share their expertise with both staff and students. We are also grateful to the Welsh Ambulance Service for offering this invaluable experience and look forward to welcoming them back to Ysgol Aberconwy again next year.”

For more information about Restart a Heart Day visit, www.bhf.org.uk

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