Restart a Heart

Restart a Heart

Children learn valuable life-saving skills
Restart a Heart

This is an annual event that aims to teach as many people as possible the life-saving skills of CPR. Mr Shawn Bullivant, a qualified medic who is also a parent of one of our pupils, spent the whole day at the school. By the end of the day all of our pupils from Reception to Year 7 had received training to help a person who had suffered a cardiac arrest.

The training is normally carried out with secondary school pupils but Mr Bullivant brought in special dummies to enable our younger pupils to take part and learn these very valuable lifesaving skills. The victim of a cardiac arrest will not recover unless someone starts CPR quickly. Their chances of survival increase significantly if a defibrillator is attached to them to restart their heart.

The school has already raised £650 towards the purchase of a defibrillator for the village. Church Farm and the Hare Arms public house have also been raising money and we need approximately another £500 in order to purchase the defibrillator.