On Wednesday 26th April Jennifer Thomson from the Fire Service came in to teach us how to carry out CPR if someone had stopped breathing.
We watched a DVD which showed us all the steps in what to do if we found someone lying in the ground injured or ill.
We then practised CPR on mannequins which was really quite difficult to get right. We learned how to approach a casualty, ensuring we did not place ourself in danger. We discussed the importance of calling for help to deal with the casualty or to contact the emergency services.
Towards the end of the session we were shown how to place someone in the recovery position and then practised it on each other.
By the end of the afternoon we all felt more confident that we could help save a life using CPR.