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'I'll Do It' - Bertha Park High School hosts community CPR training event

In one day (Thursday 31 October 2019), over 300 pupils from Primary 7 to S2 at Bertha Park High School and its associated primary schools will undergo CPR training from emergency care professionals in restarting a heart, helping them to be prepared to potentially save lives.

The event has been organised by Perth & Kinross Council's Health, Safety and Wellbeing team together with the schools. Support on the day, which will run from 9.00 am to 3.40 pm, will be provided by representatives from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Save a Life Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, the Council's Safer Communities Wardens and Police Scotland who will help deliver the training.

From 12.50pm on the day, the event will also be open to the public: members of the local community can come along and learn these vital skills alongside the pupils.

Bertha Park High School Headteacher Stuart Clyde said: "As part of our drive to ensure our learners are responsible citizens we are empowering our pupils to Save a Life for Scotland. This national campaign aims to train half a million people to carry out life-saving CPR and we're looking as a school to contribute significantly to that effort. We take health and wellbeing seriously, not only for ourselves but for those around us too.

Lifelong Learning Convener, Councillor Caroline Shiers added: "As part of the construction process for Bertha Park High School, our contractors Robertsons provided a defibrillator for the  school and community, and we want to raise awareness of the importance of saving lives. This is a very important step in the educating of our young people, empowering them to take their place in society and to step-up and say "I'll do it" if the need ever arises."