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High schools urged to sign up to global CPR awareness day

PUBLISHED: 11:33 28 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:34 28 April 2018

People practising CPR. Picture: St John Ambulance

People practising CPR. Picture: St John Ambulance

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The ambulance service has urged secondary schools to sign up to a life-saving lesson this autumn.

The East of England Ambulance Service is running its Restart a Heart Day - this year called World Restart a Heart Day - on Tuesday, October 16.

Last year, more than 195,000 children and young people across the country learnt CPR on the awareness-raising day.

And teachers are being urged to apply early - before the start of the school holidays - to get involved.

Andrew Barlow, community collaboration manager at the trust, said: “Every year we take part in the country’s biggest mass CPR training event and we’re very proud to be continuing to do our part as this event goes global. We want to visit as many schools as possible so that we can teach this important and life-saving skill to as many people as we can.”

To sign up, click here.

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