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Wear it. Beat it.

 



WEAR IT BEAT IT!
 




In February Kingsley Academy students and staff joined the fight for every heartbeat in the UK.
 
Our campaign was led by Healthcare Coordinator, Ms. Keattch, Mr. Powell, Year 10 Achievement Team Leader and a team of Year 10 students. All students and staff were invited to wear one red item and to make a donation to the work of the British Heart Foundation.  We are delighted that we raised £467.22 for this worthy charity.
 
Our students know that coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer and that for over 50 years the British Heart Foundation has pioneered research that has transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. The charity has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments, changing the way heart disease is managed.
 
Each year the Heart Start Scheme trains up to 140 Year 10 students as well as some members of staff. For the past 6 years we have done this by supporting the Saving Londoners’ Lives - Emergency First Aid qualification and by providing literature and training materials to all of our Year 10 students. 

Kingsley Academy will this year see the 1,000th student gain their Emergency Life Saving Skills Certificate! 
 
Members of staff who have experienced assistance for family and friends, and some who have benefited personally from the vital research work that the British Heart Foundation does, were keen to support the event.
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