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Kingsley student gets reward from Mayor for lifesaving efforts

In October, Year 8 student Libby Coyte received recognition from London mayor Boris Johnson for her remarkable efforts when her great grandfather experienced a cardiac arrest at a family barbecue in May. Using the skills and techniques she gained from the ‘Heartstart’ programme at Kingsley Academy, she ably assisted her mother in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and demonstrated exceptional composure under the most immense pressure. Libby also kept the rest of the family calm while waiting for the paramedics to arrive.

Since the event, Libby’s great grandfather has made a good recovery, demonstrating the success and importance of the ‘Heartstart’ programme. The scheme has now taught key lifesaving skills to over 500 students, courtesy of the hard work of Ms Keattch, Health Care Coordinator. A huge congratulations should go to Libby for her efforts, and a big thank you to Ms Keattch whose commitment means Kingsley could be producing many more lifesavers in the coming years!