Girls inspired by lifesaving lessons

Monday 23rd November 2015 – 3.35pm – Chris Kowalik.

A school in Worcester has become the first in the city to have all its year six pupils taught lifesaving skills.

Approx. 90 children at Pitmaston Primary School in the St. Johns area of the city were taught how to do CPR and use a defibrillator.

Girls inspired by lifesaving lessons

Picture: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Last week’s lessons, run by paramedic Ali Vinson, student paramedic Silas Earl and emergency medical technicians Toby Ford and Chris Dwyer went so well, two girls decided to make their own instruction video:


Ali said: “I was soooooo impressed!  They have clearly listened and have enjoyed everything that has been taught.  The kids find the sessions fun and have all commented on how easy an automated external defibrillator is to use.  One young lad thanked us for making them life savers! it was so nice to hear!

“I really want other schools to take up my offer of training all their year six students to do the same. The more people we train the better.  My aim is to help improve our out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rate.”

If any local schools want to sign up for the same sessions they can contact Alison via email


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