CPR 4 Schools

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CPR 4 Schools is a programme for post primary schools, supported by Bank of Ireland. The main aim is to train a new generation of lifesavers in Ireland. CPR 4 Schools gives students the confidence to perform hands-only CPR in cardiac emergencies, use an AED and know what to do when someone is choking.

How does it work?

At a teachers workshop, our CPR 4 Schools team will use a train the trainer approach on this curriculum friendly programme.  Afterwards they’ll have the skills to teach their students  and staff CPR in just 40 minutes. This gives schools ownership and flexibility to run CPR training at their own convivence.

CPR 4 Schools fits nicely into Wellbeing and we also have a TY programme which can be used for YSI or An Gasice.

How do I get involved?

Two teachers attend a two-hour CPR 4 Schools workshop in Education Centres nationally.

Teachers are given access to our online portal where there are resources to assist with training such as videos, lesson plans and student certificates.

The Irish Heart Foundation also provides schools with free kits worth €600 which consist of training manikins.

Please note that schools must commit to conducting ongoing training to retain their manikin pack and two teachers from each school must attend the 2-hour workshop

Why participate?

How much does it cost

CPR 4 Schools is free to schools, teachers and Education Centres.

“An excellent programme which is extremely valuable. Students have really enjoyed the training and were all eager to complete the programme. A great initiative”

Laura Hickey,

Special Recognition Award

The special recognition award recognises a school’s exceptional efforts in training its students in CPR and creating awareness. The award means that the school has trained all of their students.

Schools wishing to apply for the award can contact schools@irishheart.ie for more information.

Congratulations to the following schools for achieving a special recognition award.

CPR 4 Schools teacher workshops


For more information – please contact schools@irishheart.ie or can call schools via the main line.

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From lesson plans to guided CPR training videos and certificates, you’ll find all the resources you need here to turn your students into future lifesavers.

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