Yorkshire pupils’ life-saving chance

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Published: Monday 16th February 2015 by The News Editor

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Ambulance officials are offering Yorkshire schoolchildren the chance to be part of a record-breaking attempt – and learn to save a life in the process.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service’s (YAS) hope is for a new UK record of 15,000 secondary schoolchildren to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the same day this autumn.

The October 16 event is the second edition of the , which teaches young people life-saving skills.

British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) officials will be supplying apparatus to help YAS teach children how to perform resuscitation. April 10 is the deadline for schools to reply, with every Yorkshire secondary school due to receive an invitation in the forthcoming weeks.

Jason Carlyon, YAS clinical development manager/project organiser, said one of last year’s beneficiaries has already had the chance to put into action skills learned in 2014.

Mr Carlyon called last year’s event “incredibly inspirational”.

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Published: Monday 16th February 2015 by The News Editor

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