20 October 2016

National Restart a Heart Day at The Coleshill School

A team from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue’s Services Heart Shield programme visited the Coleshill School this week as part of National Restart a Heart Day.

The main aim of the programme was to train students with the knowledge of how to save a life including emergency life support skills such as Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

In a bid to reduce the risk of having a heart attack later in life, students were given key healthy heart messages, including tips on healthy eating and physical activity to help influence their families and friends about reducing the risks of Cardiovascular disease.

Talking about the programme, Deputy Chief Fire Officer Rob Moyney from Warwickshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service said:

The main aim of the programme is to enable secondary school pupils across the county to be trained in emergency life support skills such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and this will further help to remind people that it could be one of their family members or friends that needs help during an emergency situation.

Adrian Temple-Purcell, head of Year 8, said:

As a school at the heart of its community, we are determined that our students should be able to contribute.  The ability to save a life is surely a lesson we should all learn. We are proud to be part of this exciting day.”