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Great Western Air Ambulance Visit

Creating a generation of lifesavers

The Health & Social Care department were lucky enough to welcome back the great western air ambulance team, demonstrating their 'heart starters' session with our Year 10 Health & Social Care students. The programme aims to create a generation of lifesavers in our region by teaching life-saving skills and CPR. 60 students worked to complete a series of training activities, delivered by a team of volunteer medical professionals including doctors, nurses, paramedics and call handlers, who were interactive and hands on.  All of the students got involved and all had the chance to put people in the recovery position and use the resuscitation dummies to perform chest compressions, as well as using a training defibrillator. 

We as a school are really grateful for air ambulance volunteers giving up their time to deliver this fantastic session with our students.