Every year, 6th year are trained as Buddies to support the new 1st year pupils. This year, they’ve also been taught to be Heartstart trainers.
Each 1st year pupil will receive a special Heartstart pack containing a small dummy (a mini-Anne), a DVD and all the equipment they will need to learn how to provide CPR. The 6th years will train their buddies and the buddies will take their packs home to train their own families.
The 6th years also received invaluable advice in workshops lead by Mrs McDonald and Mrs McGuigan, along with Gillian McAirn from the Motherwell Youthwork Team. After finding their teams, pupils practiced and enhanced their communication skills, empathy and body language through a series of tasks.