Life-saving advice for students in memory of Reece Jeffrey
PUPILS at a city school will be taught life-saving skills for a second year running – following the death of a student with an undiagnosed heart condition.
Youngsters at Landau Forte College, Fox Street, will learn about cardiac arrests and how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, during the workshops today.
Staff from East Midlands Ambulance Service also visited the school last year after Reece Jeffrey, 15, of Spondon, collapsed and died from a heart defect while playing football at Darley Playing Fields in 2011.
The sessions have been organised by EMAS and charity Cardiac Risk in the Young. Paramedic Gareth Mallon said: "We're pleased to be returning to the college. Our role is to help when people become ill but this gives us an opportunity to try and prevent calls."