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Lowestoft's newest life savers learn how to Start A Heart

Published on 19/10/16

Lowestoft now has 250 new life savers after pupils at East Point received vital medical training.

Pupils from year groups across the academy took part in the national Start a Heart Campaign on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

The day saw the students receive basic CPR training from members of the Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance Service.

The initiative was organised by fire service watch commander Andrew Jackson and academy vice principal Elizabeth Tozer.

Mrs Tozer said: “Pupils found the training informative and useful. 

"The strong message from the pupils was that the training had given them some confidence if faced with a situation in the future that might require someone needing CPR. 

"At the academy we strongly believe that education takes all forms including life skills that can inform and empower our pupils. to support and help the wider community.

"We will continue with this important work after half term so that more pupils at the academy have the opportunity to experience the training that has the potential to save lives in the future.”