The BHF is launching a campaign to teach all children CPR in schools. This campaign complements that featuring Vinnie Jones, doing ‘hand-only’ CPR, with the aim of helping more people survive a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting. The BHF estimate that 27,000 people die each year from arrest outside of hospital and that if more people knew how to act quickly and appropriately that number could be cut.
The Department for Education says that it is the choice of individual head teachers to decide if they want to teach children at their school how to do CPR.
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Stockwood Consulting has been active with a number of local schools in Market Harborough and Leicester, and we are keen to see this initiative supported. We have taught CPR and other first aid skills to cub groups and young sports coaches and believe that young people are more than capable of making appropriate life saving choices when needed. We have a range of training materials available, suitable for children from key stage two. Please contact us for more details.