Heart start

26th February 2010 at 00:00

Heart Start in the community was introduced at St Andrew's Primary in Airdrie to raise awareness of life-saving skills everyone can have. All full-time staff were trained to embed it in the school's health and well- being programme, and two members of staff attended a course on taking Heart Start into the community. As a result of the children's enthusiasm, a Heart Start Heroes after-school club was established, where topics have included dealing with conscious and unconscious casualties, the recovery position, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, choking, heavy bleeding and a suspected heart attack. The school's motto is Pass It On, so children are encouraged to share their skills with other people, and the club has invited family and friends to a twilight workshop offering life-saving advice.

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