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News Articles: life skills

Does your school have an AED?

I.M.P.S. is proud to support the work done by the Arrhythmia Alliance and urge everyone to ensure that their local school has access to a  defibrillator. I.M.P.S. teaches year 6 pupils in Oxfordshire and Hull how to perform CPR and to use a defibrillator (AED) and we are pleased to promote this initiative by the […]

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Parliament debates water safety on school curriculum

On Monday 12th July 2021, the petitions committee debated the importance of increasing water safety content on the schools curriculum following an e petititon of over 107,000 signatures. You can watch the debate here.  The petition says:  “As a country we see many water-related fatalities every year. We see many more call outs to water […]

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Learn to use a defibrillator

We have all been shocked by the news that Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed during a European Championship match recently. He suffered a sudden cardiac arrest which means that his heart went into an arrhythmia and was unable to beat properly. The immediate treatment for this is Cardiac Compressions (CPR) and the prompt use of […]

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Working in partnership

We always try to work with as many partners as we can as we appreciate all the experts around us. This month we are recommending resources created by all the lovely people we work with. Check out our recommendations on our twitter Facebook and Instagram feeds (and while you are there, please like and follow […]

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Long Furlong School on the air

Long Furlong school have really been in the news recently. It all started with a normal  I.M.P.S. visit to Abingdon Community Hospital for Mrs Foster’s year 6 class.  You can read all about their visit here.  The children learnt emergency life skills including how to put someone in the recovery position. Then, back at school, […]

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Letters from Stonesfield School.

We have had some brilliant letters from the children at Stonesfield School in Oxfordshire. They all gave some really positive feedback about what they had learnt during their I.M.P.S. visit to Witney Community Hospital. I feel that the training would really help in future situations where I might need to save someone’s life. We enjoyed […]

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Proud to be an I.M.P.S. School.

We are thrilled to announce the Proud to be an I.M.P.S. School Award. Every school that completes 3 elements of I.M.P.S. is presented the “Proud to be an I.M.P.S. School” award and can use the logo on their website or letterhead. The 3 elements are:  complete the online evaluation quiz before the visit attend the […]

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From party piece to saving a life….

One of our Oxfordshire I.M.P.S. trainers contacted us recently to tell us about her son-in-law. Here is what she said…. “I’ve just had a message from my daughter that her husband was able to use the recovery position on someone who had an epileptic seizure in a shop yesterday and subsequently posted his thanks for […]

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