Alyn and Deeside MP signs up to help create a generation of life-savers

Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami has stepped into the shoes of a Hollywood hard man to show his support for a charity’s campaign to get life-saving skills taught as standard on the secondary curriculum.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) want to see Emergency Life Support (ELS) skills taught in secondary school classrooms. They are calling on the Government to include life-saving skills as a mandatory part of the school curriculum to ensure all students are taught the skills which would help save a life.

Mark Tami MP said, “By teaching life-saving skills in schools, we could put hundreds of thousands of new life-savers on the streets each year. Every second counts in an emergency, so I’m supporting the campaign to make life-saving skills part of our children’s education – it could be the difference between life and death.”

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.”

People can find more information about the campaign at bhf.org.uk/lifesaving.