Margaret and Michael Jernigan from the British Heart Foundation trained students in life-saving techniques including CPR. The students were shown how to deliver chest compressions and ‘rescue breaths’ in the event of someone collapsing and then got the chance to practice on dummies. Chest compressions are recommended at the rate of around two per second with two ‘rescue breaths’ after every 30 compressions.
Mrs Angeline Annable said: ‘The students studied the recovery position, CPR and what to do in the event of choking for both adults and children. The British Heart Foundation want to see as many people as possible have this emergency training. The Year 10s are studying Level 2 OCR Nationals in science which is focused on science in the workplace and so doing learning techniques like these is integral to what they will need in everyday life. The students are responding really well, they are active and engaged in the activity and learning new and potentially life-saving skills.’
Student Ben MacMillan said: ‘It has been an interesting and fun session and I learned a lot from it. I thought doing CPR would be hard but it is quite easy, if you just listen to the advice. I would feel confident about putting what I had learned into practice if necessary.’