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King Edward VI School students in Bury St Edmunds learn CPR on new kits

PUBLISHED: 13:45 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:45 26 March 2018

Students at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds have been learning CPR on new kits. Picture: KEGS

Students at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds have been learning CPR on new kits. Picture: KEGS

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A Bury St Edmunds secondary school has received 45 brand new CPR training kits, the majority of which were donated by the British Heart Foundation.

Students at King Edward VI School began using the kits immediately and all Year 10 pupils now know how to perform CPR and were taught as part of their personal, social and health education (PSHE).

The school intends to ensure that every student and staff member is CPR-trained by 2020 and has the ability to act in an emergency and potentially save a life.

The British Heart Foundation donated 35 of the 45 kits to the school.

Beverley Tucker, deputy headteacher, said: “The British Heart Foundation is campaigning to create a nation of lifesavers and we wish to support this campaign by creating a school community of lifesavers.

“We have received a huge amount of support from our students, parents, carers and families – and this is only the beginning.”

News of the students’ training comes after West Suffolk Hospital cardiac physiologist Caroline Pryke called for more CPR education after using the skill to save a man’s life in Bury St Edmunds.

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