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Rye St Antony pupils train in CPR as part of “Restart A Heart 2017”

Now in its fourth year, “Restart a Heart” saw thousands of young people up and down the country involved in learning these vital lifesaving skills in one day

"I feel more prepared and confident to help others."

240 pupils from Oxford’s Rye St Antony School have completed a full certification in CPR as part of the European initiative, “Restart a Heart”.


The Resuscitation Council (UK) along with the British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross and St John’s Ambulance came together to help train as many school children as possible in the UK and make sure every child knows how to save a life. In 2016, over 150,000 young people received training in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) in a single day.

A Rye St Antony spokesperson said, “Thanks to the staff from the Oxfordshire Emergency Services and from The John Radcliffe Hospital, the vast majority of our senior pupils here at Rye St Antony now have a qualification in this vital life-saving skill.”

The pupils said of their experience:

"Before, I would've felt nervous in such a situation but now I know what to do, I think it's very useful." - Mila Cabellos, Year 11


"I feel more prepared and confident to help others." - Barley Calcutt, Year 12

"It was an interesting and crucial experience because any one of us could use it at any time." - Ellie Wild, Year 13


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