Schools should teach life-saving skills

Life-saving skills should be introduced into the national curriculum in schools, a charity has said

The British Heart Foundation has called for emergency life support skills, such as the kiss of life, to be taught as part of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHCE).

School children have also agreed with the BHF, as 73 per cent admitted that they wanted to learn how to resuscitate someone and provide them with first aid.

More that 75 per cent of parents and teachers also agreed that these skills should be taught in schools.

Maura Gillespie, from the BHF, said, ‘Teaching young people how to save a life is as important as learning to read and write. They are skills which equip them for real situations they might face in real life.’

Latest figures show that in 2007, around 100,000 people had a heart attack in England.


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