Restart a Heart Day

On Friday 13th of October Westfield became part of thousands of schools and colleges across Europe that took part in this year’s Restart a Heart Day, which was coordinated by the British Heart Foundation.

This annual initiative aims to train as many young people as possible in CPR. CPR is a universal, crucial lifesaving skill that can be learnt by all age groups. Did you know that there are approximately 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year. Without early CPR intervention the chances of survival are less than 1 in 10.

Westfield’s Restart a Heart day was a great success and was supported by a member of the South West Ambulance service and two members of the local Coastguard. Through the day a total of 92 Westfield pupils completed the training and will we be receiving a certificate and wristband very soon. Well done to everyone who took part and supported this amazing event.

 

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