Teaching Youths to Save Lives

It was the official launch on Friday for the ACT High School CPR and Defibrillator Training Program in Cornwall.

But Grade 9 student Nolan Laframboise for a couple of months now, since the school year started, has been receiving training as part of his phys-ed class’s health component at Holy Trinity Secondary School, and he’s grateful for it.

“I think it’s very important, it’s something that if a real-life situation occurred before this (the start of the training), I wouldn’t have a clue what to do,” the well-spoken Laframboise said.

“Now I have a better understanding of it, if a situation occurred I feel I would be better able to contribute.”

Kamloops/Thompson Secondary Schools adopt lifesaving curriculum

School District No.73

This school year, more than 1,100 Grade 10 students will be trained to save lives by their teachers. The ACT Foundation, in partnership with BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), completed the ACT High School AED enhancement program set up in the ten secondary schools (Barriere, Chase, Clearwater, Norkam, Sa-Hali, South Kamloops, Valleyview and Westsyde Secondary Schools, as well as Logan Lake Elementary Secondary School and Beattie School of the Arts) and trained 36 teachers from School District No. 73 Kamloops/Thompson, as CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) instructors for their students.