St Peter's School
Restart a Heart Day 2019.
Across the UK, there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests outside of hospital every year, but the survival rate is less than 1 in 10.
The Restart a Heart campaign (RSAH) is an annual initiative led by the Resuscitation Council (UK) in partnership with The British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, and Yorkshire Ambulance Service which aims to improve the low numbers of people surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.
This is an international event that has the aim of training as many young people in CPR as possible. We invited volunteers from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to run sessions teaching St Peter’s pupils CPR. Over the last three years this event alone has trained more than 550 St Peter's pupils in CPR and we had another strong uptake this year.
One member of staff said “At St Peter’s we have focus on health and well-being, as well as giving pupils wider skills in life”.