Year Six pupils learn vital life saving skills

Date published: 16 February 2019


Imagine: you walk into a room and see someone lay unconscious on the floor. Would you know what to do next? 

Well if you don’t, you might be able to rely on your child if you face a similar emergency.

Two hundred Year Six pupils at three local primary schools – Sandbrook, St. Marys and Holy Family, are receiving Call Push Rescue training as part of an RBH project to teach children what to do if they find a non-breathing casualty.

The pupils use inflatable manikins to learn how to approach a person on the ground, who to call and what to do as they wait for help to arrive.

The project was created by RBH in response to ideas parents and schools had on what they wanted children to learn.

Fida Hussain, project leader and RBH Community Partnership Coordinator, said: “In the UK only 2% of pupils are given these skills. In counties such as Norway it can be as high as 66%.

"Anything we can do to improve how children respond safely if they come across a life-threatening situation such as this is a great outcome for everyone.

”I find it very rewarding to provide this important training for the young people in our area."

The work is delivered by an in-house team of trained professionals and is available to other schools if they would like to take up the offer.

Contact Fida on 01706 274 100 or email at fida.hussain@rbh.org.uk

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