Lives could now be saved thanks to a Leamington school's new defibrillator - The Leamington Observer

Lives could now be saved thanks to a Leamington school's new defibrillator

CAMPION School in Leamington now has a heart defibrillator.

The school has installed the piece of life-saving equipment outside its new sport hall thanks to a grant from Warwickshire County Council.

It was agreed the defibrillator was necessary due to the expansion of the school, along with renewed capacity for local community sports groups to hire out the facilities.

Local groups who will benefit include Leamington Brakes FC, Little Kickers and JayKays Dance Company.

Whitnash Councillor and Campion School Governor, Judy Falp, visited the school to see the new defibrillator in situ.

The benefits of a defibrillator are wide-ranging and offer peace of mind for both the school and the local community. If a defibrillator is used within three to five minutes of a cardiac arrest, survival rates can jump impressively from six per cent to 74 per cent.

The machine is easy to use for all age groups and training is not required.

Assistant Headteacher Nick Hawkins said: “We are very thankful to both Judy and Warwickshire County Council for this vital piece of life-saving equipment.”

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