Sixth Formers have taken part in first aid training with instructors from the East Midlands St John Ambulance service. Four trainers, Paul Sheehan, Diane Hager, Carol Coleman and Michelle Nelson worked with 90 of our Year 12 students teaching them life-saving basics.
Ms Coleman said: ‘They have done an introduction to resuscitation which covered unconscious casualty management. They did the recovery position, adult resuscitation and all the different signs and symptoms of heart attacks and also child and baby resuscitation. The key points that that we teach can mean the difference between life and death. 900 people a year die from choking and 150,000 people a year could potentially be saved if more people were trained in first aid techniques.’