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Life savers at Carrick College

Carrickfergus College year 8 pupils with their certificates after their Heartstart training.  INCT 15-725-CON

Carrickfergus College year 8 pupils with their certificates after their Heartstart training. INCT 15-725-CON

Staff and pupils at Carrickfergus College have marked the success of the Heartstart UK programme.

Teaching staff have been taking Year 8 and Year 13 pupils through their paces and have successfully trained over 100 pupils in the programme this term.

Heartstart UK is an initiative co-ordinated by the British Heart Foundation to teach members of the public what to do in a life-threatening emergency.

Heartstart provides an opportunity for pupils to learn simple emergency life support skills and is a vital component of the College’s health education programme.

The ultimate aim at the school is that in one year’s time, every one of their pupils will have life saving skills.

The programme continued this year when a group of Year 14 pupils were trained as peer facilitators.

The aim of this training was to equip the senior pupils with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to support teaching staff to train all the Year 8 pupils.

 

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