Thousands of Christchurch school students get life saving CPR training

A new CPR and basic first aid training programme has launched in Christchurch today, targeting Year 9 and Year 10 students.

More than 4,000 students from nine high schools in Christchurch have signed up for the pilot, which kicked off at Christchurch Boys’ High School.

St John says CPR is an important skill for school leavers and they’re campaigning for the Government to make the programme a compulsory part of the national school curriculum.

Today’s initiative was led by the Christchurch Area Committee which aims to make Christchurch the most survivable city for a cardiac arrest.

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St John says the training needs to be a compulsory part of the school curriculum Source: 1 NEWS