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COMMUNITY TRUST DELIVER RE-START A HEART DAY WITH PARTNER SCHOOLS

Over 60 pupils from partner schools Millway Primary, All Saints CEVA Primary, Sunnyside Primary Academy and Weston Favell Academy were all in attendance at the PTS Academy stadium.

16 October 2019

The Northampton Town Community Trust have partnered with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to promote the importance of CPR through an informative workshop.

Over 60 pupils from partner schools Millway Primary, All Saints CEVA Primary, Sunnyside Primary Academy and Weston Favell Academy were all in attendance at the PTS Academy stadium.

The day included three workshops.

Focusing on the importance of the heart, these workshops comprised of an informative exercise and fitness workshop concentrating on the benefits of exercise, a diet and nutrition workshop that gave pupils the opportunity to understand food groups and what is needed in a balanced diet and finally CPR training given by EMAS instructors.

World Restart a Heart Day was organised through the joint effort of leading UK charities and emergency services, including the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the British Heart Foundation.

Across the United Kingdom, there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests outside of hospital each year, but statistics state that only one in 10 people survive - a figure Restart a Heart Day is designed to improve.

Schools and Workforce Development Manager Lucan Burge expressed his admiration of working with EMAS.

"We have offered this to our partner schools to promote the invaluable skills that may one day save a life," he said.

"I am pleased that we have been able to get so many pupils down to the stadium to help with this great initiative. We are always looking at additional skills pupils may need, and we love being able to offer this to partner schools."

To learn about the benefits of being a partner school of the club, please email anna.letts@ntfc.co.uk


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