At the end of November, Year 11 spent the morning completing a range of Global Values-based activities in preparation for life beyond Hayle Academy. One of the sessions was spent with Leon and the team from the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity (RRMC) where students learnt how to perform CPR and use an AED (automated external defibrillator).
Paul and Liz Williams co-founded the Cornwall based charity following the death of Liz’s very close brother Ronnie Richards who sadly collapsed and died from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) whilst playing a game of football at Penzance Leisure Centre.
Across the UK 2,000 people die each week after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which is the equivalent of one person every 5 minutes. This statistic includes one child daily in our schools.
According to the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) a shock by defibrillation administered within one minute increases the chance of survival by 90 per cent. Our students are now more confident that they would know what to do in such an emergency and our thanks go to Leon and the team for providing such a valuable training session.
For further information, please see https://www.rrmc.life/ or contact Miss Wilson.