Chambersbury Primary School have been presented with a piece of life-saving equipment. We have been donated an automated external defibrillator, which can be used to revive heart attack victims, courtesy of Wayne’s Fund. In assemblies this week, the children have been learning about defibrillators, like the one in school and where they are in the community. Classes will also complete lessons in first aid later on in the year as this forms part of our curriculum.
The trust was set up in memory of Wayne Pope, who died in 2005 from Sudden Arrhythmic Death 10 days before his 30th birthday. Since then, his family have raised money to buy equipment for schools and youth groups in Hertfordshire. John Pope, Wayne’s dad, presented our House Captains with the equipment last week. Almost all of our staff are first aid trained and are trained to use a defibrillator.
As a school, we raised money for Wayne’s Fund before lockdown 2020 through donations received for our year group performances throughout the year. We are delighted to be able to make a contribution to Wayne’s Fund on behalf of Chambersbury.