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Burnham For Mayor

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Christ Church pupils remind me that every second counts!

Children at Christ Church Primary didn’t waste any time in telling me just how important every second is when it comes to saving someone’s life.

I recently visited the school as part of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Resuscitation Council (RCUK) campaign encouraging the government to put Emergency Life Support Skills (ELS) on the school curriculum.

Children and teachers spoke to me about ELS and how their training could mean the difference between life and death because it meant taking action in the vital minutes before professional help arrived.

The school is one of 2,600 involved in the BHF’s Heartstart initiative, which teaches ELS in schools and communities across the UK. The charity has already trained more than 2.6 million people and now wants every pupil leaving school to have the ability to save a life.