Stevenage school pupils learn life-saving skills after sudden death of teenage boy
PUBLISHED: 07:02 14 March 2018
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.
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.”