Parker pupils learn vital life saving skills

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Year 8 students at Ark William Parker Academy are learning a range of first aid techniques which will help them to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to act in an emergency.

The curriculum has covered how to deal with a range of emergency situations, including the treatment of burns, choking and how to give CPR.

Students have been taught how to place a patient in the recovery position and have modelled the correct information to share in an emergency 999 call.

Collette Iglinski, coordinator of PSHEE said, “This lesson was a development of our basic first aid course after receiving our resuscitation equipment from a successful bid to the British Red Cross.

“As an Academy we feel it is essential that students engage with their learning in a practical way.

“If a medical emergency should arise then students need to have experience to be able to handle such situations.

“As a school we support the idea that Emergency First aid education should be a requirement within all schools.”

The Academy has also invested in defibrillators for each block in the school and training of staff to ensure safety of students, staff and visitors. Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical current to the heart.

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