On Tuesday (October 18) Arbroath High School pupils, with the help of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and The British Heart Foundation, learned how to restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest/ heart attack.
Currently in the UK, less than one in 10 people (8.6 per cent) survive a cardiac arrest. Arbroath High School wants to be part of the campaign which aims to train more than 100,000 young people how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and improve this figure. If we achieved the same survival rates (25 per cent) as found in parts of Norway where CPR is taught in schools, an additional 100 lives could be saved each week – the equivalent of approximately 5000 every year!
The picture shows Call Push Rescue Trainer and Head Girl Ellen Wilson on the right with S5 pupil Amy Hood carrying out CPR.