Stalham High School pupils pick up lifesaving skills at first-aid day led by Stalham and Smallburgh Community First Responders

Stalham High School pupils took part in a British Heart Foundation’s National ‘ReStart a Heart’ day.

Stalham High School pupils took part in a British Heart Foundation’s National ‘ReStart a Heart’ day. Picture: Courtesy Stalham High School - Credit: Archant

Having the skills and confidence to react in the event of a medical emergency can be a matter of life or death.

Stalham High School pupils took part in a British Heart Foundation’s National ‘ReStart a Heart’ day.

Stalham High School pupils took part in a British Heart Foundation’s National ‘ReStart a Heart’ day. Picture: Courtesy Stalham High School - Credit: Archant

And now around 200 children from Stalham High School and Stalham Academy have picked up first aid essentials thanks to a useful lesson from a team of first responders.

A group of six volunteers from Stalham and Smallburgh Community First Responders paid a visit to the school to teach the basics of how to preserve someone's life in case of an medical emergency.

Chris Hole, a first responder and English teacher at the school, co-ordinated the event for pupils aged 10 to 16.

Martin Budgett, head of school, said: 'Knowing that so many children in our area now know these essential life preservation skills is a great reassurance to us as schools, and to the community at large.'

Stalham High School pupils took part in a British Heart Foundation’s National ‘ReStart a Heart’ day.

Stalham High School pupils took part in a British Heart Foundation’s National ‘ReStart a Heart’ day. Picture: Courtesy Stalham High School - Credit: Archant

To find out more about the group, visit www.stalhamresponders.com

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Stalham High School pupils took part in a British Heart Foundation’s National ‘ReStart a Heart’ day.

Stalham High School pupils took part in a British Heart Foundation’s National ‘ReStart a Heart’ day. Picture: Courtesy Stalham High School - Credit: Archant