Heart Start Day by Brenna Carter , Year 8 boarder
14th December 2015

Last Friday, I went with the rest of my form to the hall to do heart start training. The staff from the Cumbrian Fire Service came to our school to teach us important things like how to do CPR and how to use a defibrillator. I think that learning these skills is very important because any one of your family or friends could have a Cardiac Arrest and if you know what to do then it gives them a much higher chance of survival. Countries like Norway have much better survival rates for when people have cardiac arrests because all the children are taught CPR at school. The British Heart Foundation hope that the survival rates here increase too so more people survive. Overall I really enjoyed the session and I’m glad I have learnt these skills so if I ever need to use them then I will know what to do.

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