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Restart a Heart Day

On October 16th is National Restart a Heart Day!

To acknowledge this our KS4 Health and Social Care students were given a workshop delivered by the volunteers from the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity on their Great Western Heart Starters (GWHS) programme.

As part of the GWHS programme 71 of our Year 10 students worked to complete a series of training activities.  The activities were delivered by a team of volunteer medical professionals (doctors, nurses, paramedics and medical/healthcare students) and were interactive and hands on, ensuring the training process was fun and stimulating as well as informative. All the students had a chance to practice the recovery position, CPR and how to use a defibrillator. 

It was an amazing opportunity for our students, and we are grateful to the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity for sparing their time and for sharing their expertise.