On Tuesday 16th October, around 300 pupils at Bromsgrove Preparatory School undertook some important first aid training for the British Heart Foundation’s national campaign Restart a Heart.
Organised and run by Bromsgrove parent and paramedic, Lady Sham Porter, the pupils were taught basic CPR using first aid dummies. Lady Porter was supported by Jeff Doak from the police service in the morning sessions and Dr Nick Crosbie during the afternoon.
The British Heart Foundation say that there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests across the UK which occur outside of hospital every year but the survival rate is less than 1 in 10. Without CPR the chances of surviving cardiac arrest are zero.
It is hoped that the basic training Bromsgrove’s pupils have been given will stay with them, and potentially save lives.