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Rooks Heath College

Rooks Heath College

Opportunity through Learning

First Aid training for students

We are pleased to be able to offer students the chance to learn valuable life-saving skills, at Rooks Heath, following training provided by the St John Ambulance in association with the British Heart Foundation. Students that complete the course will receive a certificate in first aid. 

Eight members of staff volunteered to take part in a program called 'Saving Londoners' Lives', which trains school staff to deliver lessons in first aid to students. St John Ambulance London works in partnership with the London Ambulance Service, British Heart Foundation, NHS, 5 London Medical schools and the Mayor of London to offer London schools free training and equipment in Emergency Life Support Skills.

The British Heart Foundation has provided Rooks heath with ten resuscitation manikins and a comprehensive training resource pack. Heartstart UK is an initiative co-ordinated by the British Heart Foundation to teach members of the public what to do in a life threatening emergency, and is a nationally recognised model for Emergency Life Saving skills training.

Student training will be delivered in a variety of ways starting on 5th February with the Sixth Form as part of their enrichment program. Training will then be introduced across the College to ensure that students have the opportunity to learn these skills is a variety of ways. Some training will be provided during lessons, such as GCSE PE, Health and Social Care and COPE but students will also have the opportunity to attend specific courses after College with their friends. Letters will be sent home inviting students to join a group after Easter.

We hope that parents and carers will support this initiative by encouraging students to take part and learn some valuable skills that may enable them to save a life in the future.