Restart a Heart Day 2024
Yorkshire's secondary schools will be able to sign up for free CPR lessons on the next Restart a Heart Day (Wednesday 16 October 2024) from February 2024.
On the day, a number of instructors (based on the number of students you have requested training for) will visit your school to teach the children how to perform CPR using our own training video with practical instruction on inflatable manikins (the Call Push Rescue training kits are provided free of charge by the British Heart Foundation) or with our training aid, Pillow Partners.
We will accommodate class sizes to match the number of manikins you have (one manikin per pupil). Our staff will visit your school for anything from an hour to the full day to teach as many groups as possible. Each session lasts 30 minutes so we can potentially deliver 10 sessions in your school day. All we need is an appropriate-sized room and access to multimedia facilities – a streaming device and large-screen television/projector screen (with speakers).
The instructors are predominantly Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff who have volunteered to deliver this training on their day off. Most of the staff will be clinicians (Paramedics/Emergency Medical Technicians etc.) but there may also be staff from other departments providing assistance. We have a large number of community first responders who will be involved and we work in partnership with St John Ambulance, Yorkshire’s fire and rescue services, NHS organisations and other partners.
We would love your support to help us raise awareness of the value of CPR and encourage members of the public to learn this vital skill. Here are some images you can share to spread the word on social media.