Hundreds of students learn CPR and how to use defib

Soham Village College visit

Students from Soham Village College, Cambridgeshire have been praised after learning new life-saving skills.

The college was one of 1,000 locations to receive a defibrillator earlier this year as part of the project to save lives across the region and 270 students from Year Eight were trained to use the defib and perform CPR and basic first aid last week.

The training was led by Head of Year and paramedic Simon Butler and volunteers from the British Red Cross.

Matt Broad, EEAST Locality Director for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, awarded certificates to the students after they had completed their training and said: “This level of training is unprecedented in east of England and probably nationally. It’s fantastic that there are 270 more people in the community that are able to operate these vital, lifesaving machines and perform first aid to save a life.”

Published 16th July 2015 

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