SPORT students at The Priory Ruskin Academy gained valuable first aid skills recently on a course run by LIVES, the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service.
The Year 13 students were taught CPR, and how to use a defibrillator by LIVES First Responder Development Officer Nigel Adams.
PE teacher and LIVES responder Emma Esam said: “It is so important for children to receive some kind of first aid training before they leave school so they feel confident enough to help people when needed.
“Due to the use of community responders and early defibrillation, in Lincolnshire the survival rate from cardiac arrests, where there are local responder groups, is 35 per cent as opposed to less than five per cent. If we train students to use this equipment then there is the potential for more lives to be saved.”
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