Help train a new generation of lifesavers in Ireland
CPR 4 Schools is a free programme available for all post primary schools in Ireland.
The programme provides students and teachers with the skills and confidence to recognise cardiac arrest and perform hands-only CPR.
Following training students will know:
How to recognise cardiac arrest and perform CPR
How to use an AED
How to assist someone who is choking
How to perform CPR on a child
The difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack
How to recognise a stroke
How does it work?
The CPR 4 Schools takes a train the trainer approach whereby teachers attend a CPR 4 Schools workshop in their local education centre. These teachers are guided through the process of how to deliver CPR 4 Schools training in their classroom to their students.
The course uses a mixture of videos, lesson plans and worksheets to ensure ease of access within the classroom.
Each new school to the programme receives a free manikin kit and training worth €1,000 which they can use to practice in their school.
At present training will be provided virtually. To register your interest in the training please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, school name and school roll number.
The programme is free and easy to run.
CPR 4 Schools fits into the Wellbeing curriculum.
CPR 4 Schools can be used as part of TY, Young Social Innovators and An Gaisce.
All students can take part.
Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any age, 70% of these happen in the home.
Teachers receive CPD points for attending the training.
“Students have really enjoyed the training and were all eager to complete the programme. A great initiative”
Who can attend?
All schools who have a relevant Department of Education post-primary school roll number can take part in the CPR 4 Schools programme.
Special Recognition Award
The special recognition award recognises a school’s exceptional efforts in training its students in CPR. The award means that a school has trained all of its students.