On Friday, Clifton High School staff, along with several sixth form students who participated in the Year 12 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, went to Fairfield School in Backwell to deliver a CPR Masterclass.
As part of the British Heart Foundation’s national Call Push Rescue training initiative ‘Nation of Lifesavers’, Clifton High has now delivered two CPR Masterclasses at local primary schools to teach young people vital lifesaving skills. The initiative aims to increase awareness about cardiac arrest, cardio-pulmonary resucitation (CPR) and defibrillators and to provide better access to CPR training.
Fourteen children in Year 6 learnt crucial lifesaving skills, which included how to check for breathing, performing CPR, placing someone into a safe airway 'recovery' position and how to use an automated external defibrillator.
All of the children learnt when and how to act if ever they come across someone who has collapsed, using state-of-the-art CPR training equipment. Children also learnt about the importance of defibrillators and their role in the life-saving process.
All Fairfield pupils were engaged throughout the Masterclass and demonstrated excellent maturity and calm under pressure.