Monday 16th October is “Restart a Heart” day – a day to raise awareness about the importance of early CPR and defibrillation. More than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen every year in the UK and sadly, less than 1 in 10 people survive.
This important day is now in its 10th year and is more important that ever, especially for the people of Wolverhampton, where 29,000 people are living with heart disease in the city and where it is recorded that heart and circulatory disease causes 65 deaths every month.
Our pupils have taken part in an assembly this week, led by Mr Murphy, that signposted what to do in the event of an emergency.
Year 9 pupils will also be taking part in First Aid training delivered by the Air Ambulance team next week – watch this space for more information!!!