Free life-saving lessons for students across South Yorkshire

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There is a second chance for secondary schools across South Yorkshire to sign up for free life-saving lessons.

Following on from Restart a Heart Day 2014 and 2015, when more than 31,000 youngsters at 137 secondary schools received cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, there will be a repeat event on October 18 this year.

Hundreds of ambulance staff and volunteers from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust will teach youngsters how to treat someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest - and maybe save a life. In addition, all participating pupils can enter a poster competition to maybe win a Zoll defibrillator for their school!

In the UK, less than one in 10 people survive a cardiac arrest. The British Heart Foundation predicts that if the UK achieved the same survival rates of countries like Norway (25 per cent), where CPR is taught in schools, an additional 100 lives could be saved each week. Register at www.restartaheart.yas.nhs.uk