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Bury College Foundation Studies students learnt vital skills which could help to save the lives of others when they participated in a national campaign led by the British Heart Foundation.
Students studying the Supported Internship and Pre-Internship programmes visited the Bury British Heart Foundation branch where staff taught them basic CPR skills. The national ‘Restart a Heart Day 2017’ campaign was an initiative to train individuals with lifesaving skills which could be utilised in their day to day lives.
19 year old Aliyah Ahmed, who is a former pupil of Elms Bank, said of the experience, “I have really liked today, I learnt how to put people into the recovery position and how to handle different situations.”
The CPR training involved learning the Call, Push, Rescue response, where students learnt the methodology of calling 999, performing CPR and ultimately rescuing a life.
Nick Harrison, Store Manager of the British Heart Foundation shop in Bury, said, “The students have been great today, really receptive and they wore smiles on their faces throughout the lesson. Learning CPR is invaluable to saving the lives of others and I think the students will have further developed their confidence during today.”