During the Easter break, the staff at Wings Notts organised a fun but educational day for our young people. The school invited representatives from Nottinghamshire Police and the local NHS Trust to work with the young people. The objective was to help build up the trust, relationship and the way the young people view the police. It was an opportunity to learn and have some fun.
The young people undertook some of the Police’s fitness test, sports activities, and then had a go at being Crime Scene Investigators dusting for fingerprints.
The young people learned how to deliver lifesaving CPR. The local NHS Trust provided a trainer and dummies and delivered a session specifically aimed at younger people.
Staff were impressed at the level of engagement that our young peopled showed and felt that it will help to challenge the sometimes negative views of the public services.
In 2018, the government proposed that CPR should be part of the curriculum in secondary schools.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF), St John Ambulance and British Red Cross – who together form the 'Every Child a Lifesaver' coalition – have been campaigning for CPR to be taught in schools. Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the BHF, said:
“Adding CPR to the curriculum in England will mark a defining moment in improving the UK’s shockingly low survival rates from cardiac arrests. Less than one in 10 people survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest in the UK, but evidence suggests nearly one in four could survive if all young people are trained with lifesaving CPR skills. The government’s announcement is the result of years of tireless campaigning, and sends a clear message that they are committed to empowering young people with lifesaving skills they will take into adulthood."
(source https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/cpr-first-aid-skills-schools-curriculum-health-education-england-lives-a8455286.html )