Students and families support British Heart Foundation ‘Restart a Heart’ Day

National Restart a Heart Day with Family Learning in Partnership (FLiP) Tuesday 16th October was National ‘Restart a Heart Day’ where the British Heart Foundation set a target of 200,000 people to be trained in Emergency Response and CPR. Nurse Lucy, our Moyles Court Nurse, led sessions with all years to enable them to respond to an emergency.

Years Reception to 4 learnt the importance of getting help in an emergency and practised making 999 calls. In mixed year groups they made up a scenario and pretended to make a call to get help. They were guided in the sorts of questions they would be asked and what important information they could give to make sure the right help arrived quickly. Years 5 upwards looked at the reasons we need to be able to help in an emergency and the difference our skills could make to the survival of the casualty. They were shown the steps of CPR and then practised these steps on the Resus Annie. They were given the opportunity to use our trainer Defibrillator which shows how simple it is to use and have been tasked with checking out their local area to spot the Public access defibrillators. The British Heart Foundation have set an achievable target of 5 million people being trained in CPR by 2020. As a school, we have added approximately 150 to that total.

Mr Richard Milner-Smith, Headmaster adds: “After school on Wednesday we welcomed lots of families to our first Family Learning in Partnership (FLiP) session. These will be run termly on varying topics such as Healthy Eating and Conflict management. We aim to run differentiated learning sessions in school for the children and then family sessions where the children can demonstrate what they have learnt and be your ‘Guides on the Side.’ We are delighted that so many came along to support the event.”

Now the children can step up, step in and save a life.