School gets life saving kit at a bargain price
PUPILS could potentially become life savers after new equipment has been installed at Tytherington School.
Students, school staff and parents from the ‘Friends of Tytherington School’ group held a series of events to drum up the cash for a Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
The kit was bought at a special discount rate which was offered by Bollington and Macclesfield Community First Responders.
Steve Jowett, the Manchester Road school’s headteacher, said: “Our students approach us all the time with ideas to raise money for local charities or for items of equipment that can be used to help the wider community.
“The student parliament alongside the Friends of Tytherington School did this as a joint venture. We are very proud of what they have achieved and that as a result we can safeguard all the people who use the school.”
The community responders trained groups of staff, student and community users in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, and how to use the AED.
Dion Cross, chairman of Bollington and Macclesfield Community First Responders, said: “It is fantastic news for Tytherington School who have been able to raise the funds required, and also become the first school within the area to have an AED.
“Tytherington School hires out its indoor and outdoor facilities to local community members and clubs, and is actively involved within the local community.”
“The more AEDs we can help install within the local area, the better the chance of a patients survival in the event of a cardiac arrest.”
The First Responders say they are now also hoping to work with other schools in the area to help install more AEDs and train more members of the public in live saving skills.
If you would like to book onto one of the responders’ free two hour Heartstart UK Emergency Life Support Course, telephone 07511123502 or visit the website www.bmcfr.org. uk.
» Bollington and Macclesfield Community First Responders at Tytherington School