Year 9 students took part in the National Re-Start A Heart Day which saw them being taught vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible.

The students were given professional tuition by BB Training and got to practice their skills on CPR mannequins.

Emily Turner, a Year 9 student who took part in the CPR training, said: “I learnt a lot. I think I’d have the confidence now to know how to administer CPR if I was faced with someone in cardiac arrest. I would recommend all my friends to do the training as it’s not common knowledge when you’re young but it’s good to know.”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “As a school, we are keen to not only prepare our students for exams but also with all-important life skills. This initiative prepares our students for if the worst happens and helps them build a confidence that they can step up when challenges crop up in life.”