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Lifesaving Defibrillator at Old Sarum Primary School - Friday 24th March 2017
BHF and Old Sarum are to give cardiac arrest victims fighting chance of survival.
Old Sarum is to become a community of lifesavers after it has been fitted with a public access defibrillator (PAD) and has been awarded a CPR training kit by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Old Sarum Primary School were granted the lifesaving machine and received the Call Push Rescue training kit following their successful application for a Nation of Lifesavers Community Package from the charity.
The Community Package contains the innovative kit which includes everything needed to learn CPR in half an hour. Old Sarum Primary School plan to run training sessions for the local community meaning everyone can become potential lifesavers. The first training session will take place at Old Sarum Primary School on Thursday 11th May from 3.30pm. For more information please contact the School office on 01722 410677
The defibrillator is a portable device that can be used by a member of the public to help restart the heart when someone has a cardiac arrest. This is when the heart stops pumping blood around the body and they lose consciousness almost at once. For every minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, chances of survival decrease by around ten per cent. It’s therefore imperative the people of Old Sarum know both of these vital steps to help someone in an emergency.
Over 30,000 cardiac arrests happen out of hospital in the UK every year but currently less than one in ten survive. The BHF want to create a Nation of Lifesavers in a bid to boost these shocking survival rates.
The charity believes defibrillators should be made more accessible and recognisable to the public and want all young people to be taught CPR and PAD awareness at school. Since launching the campaign in 2014, over 1.5 million people have joined the Nation of Lifesavers by learning lifesaving CPR.
John Jones, head teacher at Old Sarum Primary, said: “We are delighted to have been granted this lifesaving package. The defibrillator will be placed in the entrance of our school meaning that local people have the best chance of survival should they suffer a cardiac arrest. We’re keen to get as many people as possible trained in CPR too.”
Sara Askew, Head of Survival at the BHF, said: “In the UK more than 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital every year but less than one in ten survive. More lives could be saved if more defibrillators were available in public places and if more people felt confident using them and performing CPR. We are delighted that Old Sarum Primary School have joined the BHF’s Nation of Lifesavers campaign - by making another defibrillator available in the area and teaching CPR locally. It could really be the difference between life and death.”
To date the BHF have helped place over 14,000 lifesaving defibrillators in communities around the UK. The BHF asks for a contribution of £400 towards each defibrillator as part of the Community Package. To find out more about defibrillators and how to place one in your organisation or community visit www.bhf.org.uk.
For more information on how you can help BHF create a Nation of Lifesavers visit bhf.org.uk/lifesavers
Old Sarum Primary School Pupils to open New Co-op - Wednesday 22nd March 2017
On Wednesday 22nd March, pupils from Old Sarum Primary School have been invited to take part in the grand opening of the new Co-op store in Old Sarum. The new convenience shop has been a long awaited addition to the community and we are delighted to be cutting the ribbon! Everyone is invited to attend the grand opening from 9.45am - 10.15am. The Co-op have very kindly offered to donate £500 to the school as a thank you for taking part.
Time Capsule Project - Wednesday 1st March 2017
On Wednesday 1st March 2017 members of the School Council and the team at Linden Home’s met at Longhedge Village, Old Sarum to bury a time capsule which they have been busy collecting items for. Phil Harding from Time Team was the guest of honour. It was great for Phil Harding to be part of this, as he opened the school back in January 2012! The children presented their items to the team, filled the capsule and took it to the pre-dug hole where they helped bury it with the spades provided. The children have enjoyed being part of this exciting experience. To read a full report in the Salisbury Journal, please follow this link, http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/15154268.Children_bury_time_capsule_in_new_development_with_Phil_Harding/
Eco Award Success - Bronze Award Achieved! - Fri 18 Mar 2016
The Eco Committee was elected by the whole school during our Science Week. Two representatives were elected by each year group. We have already achieved a Bronze Eco Award! We have carried out an audit and survey of the school grounds and decided to focus first on litter. The committee have reported back to the whole school in our celebration assembly.