Pop Band S Club Help Students To Learn Life-saving Skills

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Chart-topping pop icons S Club have been revealed as the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) newest ambassadors and have launched BHF’s Heart Month by taking part in a lifesaving session of CPR training with pupils.

Students at Clapton Girls’ Academy have recently benefitted from the school’s rollout of Classroom RevivR, the BHF’s free tool to help students learn lifesaving CPR, by joining pupils to master the skills needed to help save a life.

The session involved members of the hit nineties pop act learning CPR using cushions and a mobile phone before taking questions from students and teachers.

S Club have been supporting the BHF since last year in memory of their much-loved band member Paul Cattermole. The singer died in April 2023 at the age of forty-six, from an underlying heart condition.

Jon Lee of S Club said: “It was an amazing experience to join the pupils at Clapton Girls and see their enthusiasm in learning a lifesaving skill. It had a big impact on us as a group and it’s great to see a school and its pupils so committed to protecting the hearts of everyone in their community.  

“We’ve been supporting BHF as we know firsthand the heartbreaking impact of heart and circulatory diseases and are delighted to continue supporting the BHF’s lifesaving work as their newest ambassadors.”

Classroom RevivR is their new game-changing interactive tool that makes it easy for pupils to learn CPR and how to use a defibrillator in the classroom. It’s PSHE-accredited, meets curriculum standards and can be taught in one easy lesson plan – minimising teachers’ workload.

Working together, young people learn the importance of CPR, how to recognise a cardiac arrest, what to expect when calling 999, how to perform CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

The band’s hit song ‘Don’t Stop Movin’ also has the perfect beat for administering CPR. Learning CPR can give people the confidence to potentially save a life in the event they witness a cardiac arrest.

Dr Charmaine Griffiths, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, added: “We’re just thrilled to have joined S Club in visiting Clapton Girls’ Academy in Hackney this week to celebrate the school’s rollout of our Classroom RevivR CPR training. Learning CPR can give you the confidence to help save a life in the ultimate medical emergency – it can be the difference between life and death.

“It’s also a privilege to announce S Club are becoming our newest BHF ambassadors, helping us reach for the stars in our mission to create a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases, saving and improving countless lives.”