Stevenage school pupils learn life-saving skills after sudden death of teenage boy

PUBLISHED: 07:02 14 March 2018

More than 220 pupils at five schools were taught life-saving skills such as CPR and how to use a defibrillator. Pictures courtesy of Stevenage Sporting Futures.

More than 220 pupils at five schools were taught life-saving skills such as CPR and how to use a defibrillator. Pictures courtesy of Stevenage Sporting Futures.

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More than 200 primary school pupils have been learning life-saving skills such as CPR and how to use a defibrillator, thanks to a charity set up in memory of a teenager who died after he had a cardiac arrest.

More than 220 pupils at five schools were taught life-saving skills such as CPR and how to use a defibrillator. Pictures courtesy of Stevenage Sporting Futures. More than 220 pupils at five schools were taught life-saving skills such as CPR and how to use a defibrillator. Pictures courtesy of Stevenage Sporting Futures.

Defibrillators in Public Places teamed up with Stevenage Sporting Futures to spend three days delivering workshops to Year 5 and 6 pupils at five Stevenage schools - Broom Barns, Featherstone Wood, Woolenwick, Lodge Farm and St Vincent de Paul.

Children learnt about the heart, the recovery position, CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

DiPPs was set up by the family of James Hursey, who was 18 when he had a cardiac arrest and died in 2015.

Stevenage Sporting Futures - a charity which works with schools to create opportunities through sport - has donated £200 towards a defibrillator for Broom Barns, with a spokesman saying: “We are extremely proud of the work DiPPs have done.”

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