We visit many schools for a variety of different reasons. Whether its as part of a PSHE day, an input around knife crime, part of the Duke of Edinburghs Award or to conduct staff training.
Our team of experienced instructors are on hand and willing to develop a course or input tailored to your school.
Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation reported that; “Lives are needlessly lost to cardiac arrests every day because not enough people have the skills or confidence to perform CPR. But the simple measure of teaching all children these skills could save thousands of lives. All parties should now follow this example and commit to making CPR an integral part of every child’s education.” In Norway and Seattle where these skills are routinely taught in schools the survival for Cardiac Arrest in the community is far higher than the UK.
In the UK there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests a year outside of hospital, but less than one in ten victims of cardiac arrest survive to be discharged from hospital. Survival rates in the UK lag behind those in other developed countries and areas such as Norway, where the survival rate is reported to be around 25%, North Holland where the survival rate is around 21% and Seattle in the US where the survival rate is nearer 20%. CPR can double the chances of survival from out of hospital cardiac arrest. It is therefore vital that we equip more people with the skills, ability and confidence to help.
What could be better than equipping your young people with life saving skills? Get in touch with us to discuss how we can help. From 1 hour courses to a few days! Our instructors work with young people everyday and will promise an interactive session.