We are continually developing enrichment opportunities and initiatives for students at Eggar’s to excel beyond the national curriculum.
National Citizen Service (NCS)
WORLD RESTART A HEART DAY
World Restart a Heart Day is a day aimed at teaching secondary school children CPR and delivered by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. They have teamed up with the Resuscitation Council UK and The British Heart Foundation to provided hands-on CPR training to our students on 16 October 2019. During last year’s Restart a Heart Day, more than 5,000 youngsters were taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) across the South Central Ambulance Service operating area.
Currently in the UK, less than one (8.6%) in ten people survive a cardiac arrest. If we achieved the same survival rates of countries like Norway (25%), where CPR is taught in schools, an additional 100 lives could be saved each week - the equivalent of approximately 5,000 every year.