Students train to be life savers thanks to British Heart Foundation grant

Sports leaders and Duke of Edinburgh students in Year 10 enjoyed the chance to pick up valuable first aid skills this week as they undertook CPR training.

The kits for the training were given to UTC Portsmouth by the British Heart Foundation, who are determined to increase cardiac arrest survival rates by creating a nation of lifesavers. The kits provide all the specialist equipment needed to teach CPR and nine of the students have chosen to take kits home following the session to train their families.

The Call Push Rescue training kits teach trainees how to recognise cardiac arrest and carry out CPR on adults and children. It also shows how public access defibrillators work and their role in the live-saving process, so trainees are aware of their importance and are more confident to use one, if needed.