Knutsford Pupils take on a Life-Saving Lesson

Year 5 and 6 pupils from Knutsford based Yorston Lodge Prep School have taken part in a life-saving CPR workshop to ensure they have the skills needed in an emergency.

During the workshop, which was delivered by the Knutsford Community First Responders Trust (KCFRT), the children learnt about recognising the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and getting professional help, performing CPR, caring for the unconscious casualty, choking and using an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

Janet Dallimore, Headmistress at Yorston Lodge Prep School explained, “Our pupils really enjoyed the immersive workshop as it gave them the opportunity to practice the life saving skills they had learnt together, which made the experience more interesting and engaging.

“Here at Yorston Lodge Prep, we prioritise the protection, safety and security of the children within our care and aim to prepare all of our students for the real world through hands-on learning in a stimulating environment.”

Adrian Rees, Chairman of KCFRT and who personally ran the workshop, added “what made the workshop so successful was the enthusiasm of all pupils.  They all were able to practice CPR on the dummies with great gusto and every question I asked was greeted with a full show of hands! It makes teaching these skills so enjoyable”

Yorston Lodge Preparatory School encourages children aged 3 to 11 to develop a life-long love of learning, supported by small class sizes, a nurturing environment and an enriched curriculum including advanced numeracy and literacy and a unique STEM focus.

To discover more about Yorston Lodge contact 01565 633177, or via email at and visit the website at

To read more about KCFRT’s free life saving courses click here.