CAT Big Shock Project
CAT Big Shock Project!
In 2015 Cheshire Academies Trust (CAT) received £5,000 from Awards for All to fund their Big Shock Project. The project aims to install a defibrillator in each CAT academy and to equip our communities with life-saving skills. During academy opening hours the defibrillators can be accessed by the local community extending the reach of this potential life-saving equipment to many people. Although the equipment can be used without training this has been offered to all staff who wished to participate.
David Wearing, Principal of Kelsall Primary School said ‘Time and time again, defibrillators have proven to be the difference between life and death. Immediate CPR and early defibrillation are crucial steps in saving someone’s life. Our academies are incredible places for children to learn but it is equally important we ensure children and staff are cared for in the rare event that they suffer a cardiac arrest’
The Big Shock Project will benefit children, staff and the communities of Boughton Heath Academy, Boughton, Kelsall Primary School, Kelsall and Mill View Primary School, Upton. If you live in one of these communities and would like further information about how to access a defibrilator in an emergency please contact the school directly.