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Last week, all of the year 6 children had the fantastic opportunity to participate in a workshop learning how to deliver CPR. This was kindly run by staff from the critical care team from Medway Hospital (and was organised and supported by two of our own parents who are part of that team).

Year 6 were taught lots of things including: what to do in an emergency, how to put someone in the recovery position, how to do CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

The children really enjoyed the session and appreciated the team giving up their free time to do this. The team said all the children participated really well and asked thoughtful questions. Well done year 6!

The children said:

‘I now know how to put someone in the recovery position’

‘The CPR lesson was very enjoyable; I now feel more confident doing it’

‘I know it is very important to check the area is safe before helping someone. I talked about today with my mum who is a nurse’

‘I really liked today because I learnt something new and I now know what to do if someone collapses and needs my help’

‘It was fun to learn CPR but it could also help me save someone’s life’

The staff also want to say a big thank you too, as they were lucky enough to have training before school.