School case studies:
HUK Reay Primary School, Brixton
"Our students have been a part of the Saving Londoners Lives scheme for 4 years. They have greatly benefited from gaining vital skills in saving lives and have enjoyed working with medical students to achieve this. Our children now feel confident and equipped to use their emergency life support skills should the need arise."
Sarah Botchway, Heartstart UK Programme Co-ordinator, Reay Primary School, Brixton
Excerpts of letters from year 6 pupils at Reay Primary school writing to the medical students who assisted their teacher with the delivery of the ELS programme:
• "I’ve learned a lot from you and the DVD, one day I might save someone’s life."
• "Thank you so much for coming in at your free time … now I feel much more comfortable if there was somebody who needed lifesaving"
• "You have taught us things like: the recovery position, what to do when someone is having a heart attack and how to do CPR. Really how to save somebody’s life!"
• "If you hadn't given up your spare time I wouldn’t know how to do CPR … we wouldn’t be able to help anyone. Imagine that!"
HUK St Jude and St Paul's CE Primary School, Islington
5 teachers received training from St John Ambulance 3 June 2008
Years 5 and 6 trained 4 July 2008
"I would just like to say what a great time we all had today. Linda was lovely and very thorough and made it very enjoyable ... we are really looking forward to getting started.
Many thanks for organising this, I'm confident that it will be a great success."
Marjorie Wood, Head Teacher St Jude and St Paul's CE Primary
"The medical students arrived and what a great bunch they were! Very helpful and great with the children"
Kerry Johnson, year 5 teacher, St Jude and St Paul's CE Primary School