News - Heart Start

Please see the Leek Post and Times article below about our Year 12 Sixth Form students who took part in the ‘Heart Start’ CPR training event.


Students from Leek Federation Sixth Form marked European Start-A-Heart Day in style with a massive CPR training event last Friday.

Students from the Leek and Westwood campuses met together for a talk from Alison Lyons and Tracy Shenton about the importance of learning CPR. Tracy told the sixth form about how she and another bystander kept Alison alive for 10 minutes following her heart attack in the street last May.

Emily Wheel, a Year 12 at the Federation Sixth Form said: ‘It’s great to know that if it came to it, I could help someone who has collapsed. It was really touching to hear from someone who has done CPR for real so recently and to hear the story of the person who survived a heart attack because of the bystander’s CPR skills.’

Dan Owen, Director of the Leek Federation Sixth Form said: “The Staffordshire Moorlands is a little safer as of today.

“Over 200 students now know CPR and can save the life of a loved one or a stranger in the street. We have been supported by the British Heart Foundation who have given us dozens of mankins so now our Sixth Formers are going to be running sessions for younger students across the Federation.”

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