Students from Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 12 recently participated in an introductory session on the importance of CPR and learning about voluntary work. All students received a certificate for taking part in the lesson.
Some of the comments from students include:
- Year 7: I learnt how to call for help and perform CPR and I thought the lesson was intellectual and entertaining – Zaara.
- Year 8: I learnt what to do in an emergency situation and what to do if they are not breathing. I think the lesson was great and inspirational – Mohammed.
- Year 9: I learnt how to perform CPR during COVID, by putting a cloth over their mouth and nose and performing CPR until medics get there – Thaksia.
- Year 10: The lesson was nice, and I learnt CPR. I learnt the difference between a heart attack and cardia arrest. Sir encouraged me to help people for free (voluntary work) – Adam.
- Year 12: I think it was very useful to have the lesson on CPR, as I think it’s important for everyone to learn first aid – Samad.
There are so many good reasons for volunteering with St John Ambulance. Here are just a few:
- learn valuable new skills
- meet interesting people and make new friends
- make a positive impact on your local community
- attend fabulous events (football games, concerts, parades, etc.)
- increase your confidence and self-esteem
- build up an impressive CV
- have massive amount of fun!
If you would like to join a St John Ambulance cadets division, have a look at this link for more information: https://www.sja.org.uk/get-involved/young-people/cadets-ages-10-17/
CPR is vital in an emergency situation when someone is not breathing, and their heart has stopped. It can save your life, your children’s lives, your parents’ lives, or even a member of the public’s life at a shopping centre, park, or at work…. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that helps maintain blood flow to the brain and heart in an emergency situation. It combines chest compressions and rescue breaths to give a person the best chance of survival following a cardiac arrest.
Guidance on CPR has been updated due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Do not perform rescue breaths on the casualty.
If an adult is unresponsive and not breathing normally, you still need to call 999 or 112 for emergency help and start CPR straight away.
For more information on CPR during the COVID-19 outbreak, visit the Resuscitation Council website.
Mr. A Uddin MBE