November 23, 2012
MPs sign up to help create a generation of life-savers
have stepped into the shoes of Hollywood hard man Vinnie Jones to
back our campaign to get life-saving skills taught as standard on
the secondary curriculum.
By donning a camel coat and recreating
Vinnie’s memorable pose, MPs reminded people of the need to
act fast in an emergency.
But helping to save someone’s life shouldn’t
just be left to the hard men. Teaching life-saving skills in
schools could put hundreds of thousands of new
life-savers on the streets each year.
That’s why, alongside Resuscitation Council UK
(RCUK), we’re calling for Emergency Life
Support (ELS) skills to be taught in secondary school
classrooms across England.
Helping to save someone’s life shouldn’t just be left to the hard men
September, we delivered a petition to Downing Street with more than
of support. Now MPs have
recognised the public call to teach children these essential skills
and have debated the issue in Parliament.
Former Chelsea footballer, Vinnie Jones, said:
“I didn’t learn CPR until I filmed the advert for the British Heart
Foundation last year. CPR should be taught in
schools as part of the curriculum.”
You can find more information about the
campaign at bhf.org.uk/lifesaving.