Students taught life-saving First Aid techniques

All Year 7 students are being taught life-saving skills as part of an initiative being run in conjunction with medical students from University of Birmingham.

Around 250 students are being trained in First Aid techniques including CPR and resuscitation as well as dealing with choking and cardiac arrest.

The scheme is running over two weeks and will see all students receive an official First Aid certificate for their efforts after completing the course.

Mrs S.Knight, Head of Citizenship and Community, said: “The university has been given funding to run the initiative and approached us about sending medical students into school to train our students in life-saving First Aid techniques.

“It is wonderful that so many of our students are being taught skills that could potentially save lives and they are have been incredibly enthusiastic about this training.”

Posted on February 4, 2016 .