ELST are delighted to finally hear that CPR training will go into schools! This is long overdue but it truly is fantastic news.  We can see as the years go by and more children learn these life saving skills, survival rates will increase.

The Education Secretary underlined the importance of every child having the chance to learn life-saving skills such as CPR and how to get help in a medical emergency, under plans for health education to be taught in every school.

The plans, due to be implemented from 2020, will undoubtedly save lives as children and young people learn this valuable skill and carry it with them through their lives.

Resus Council UK –  Education Campaign: CPR to be added to the school curriculum.

British Heart Foundation – Government confirms plans to teach CPR in schools