Kids At York School - To Learn Life Saving Skills.
6:01am 14th July 2013
(Updated 7:12am 17th July 2013)
Two York businesses, The Web Adventure Park and Black Diamond Health UK are piloting a new programme to year 6 students at Acomb Primary School. The plan is to combine a basic life saving first aid course and develop team building, confidence and other key skills such as listening and communication.
One of the pupils attending this pilot is eleven year old Kieron. Kieron’s Mum is one of the managers at the Web Adventure Park and said “This training is so important. It really can make the difference between life and death”.
Eight weeks ago Kieron’s 32 year old dad, suffered a massive heart attack. It was Kieron that found his dad and called 999. With the guidance of the emergency services operator on the phone, Kieran delivered lifesaving treatment including CPR. His dad had been without oxygen for 40 minutes but is now making a recovery in York District Hospital.
The team from Web Adventure Park and Black Diamond Health had already made plans to pilot their training course, and that just happened to be with Keiron's class at Acomb Primary School.
Kieron has now very bravely agreed to carry on with the training and has also agreed to be the figurehead of the campaign.
Managers and staff at the Web Adventure Park hope to be able to offer this kind of training and support to every year 6 student across the York area.
Creepy Crawlies Play Park say they are hosting a Summer Fair on Saturday 20th July to raise money to purchase a defibrillator to keep on site, with staff trained to use it.
Janice Dunphy, owner of the Web Adventure Park says “We have felt that this happening to such a young family emphasises that first aid training is so important. We train all our fulltime team, and have had many incidences where it was used by them outside of the work situation.
"We feel that by aiming to buy a defibrillator for the park is a positive step towards increasing our customer care, and we are honoured to have Kieron as our hero to help us promote the campaign. Anyone interested in backing our Year 6 first aid training please get in touch. We are not just offering a classroom style session; we are backing this up with actual first aid scenarios within the park, learning through play!”
To find out more you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Janice Dunphy on 01904 692 221.
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