The One Show comes to Barton Court Grammar SchoolPosted on: 11/09/2019
Wednesday 11 September saw a BBC film crew arrive at Barton Court, with presenter Scarlette Douglas, to film teacher Jon Hellyar delivering a first aid session to Year 10 students. This comes with the exciting news that after a ten year campaign, first aid is going to become a compulsory part of the National Curriculum taught in schools.
Barton Court was selected as the school of choice for filming due to the actions of Thomas Nolan, a Year 10 student, who earlier this year saved a man’s life after giving him CPR at Herne Bay train station when the man became seriously unwell and collapsed. When interviewed by Scarlette Douglas, Thomas said how glad he was that he had learnt the vital first aid skills he used on that day at Herne Bay train station and urged others to realise the importance of CPR and first aid.
Year 10 students had the opportunity during the session to learn about the ABC method of checking a casualty (Airway, Breathing, Circulation) and were able to learn and practice their CPR skills on dummies. All students said it was a very informative experience, and that they had increased confidence in performing life-saving first aid skills in the future if it was ever needed.
The School is very proud of Thomas and his quick thinking and hope that all students will now have the knowledge and confidence that he had.
The footage was shown on the BBC One Show at 7pm on Thursday 12 September 2019.