School children take part in record-breaking First Aid lesson
Nottinghamshire Police has helped break a Guinness World Record for the largest number of people being trained in first aid in one lesson.
The lesson was held at the Chesterfield ProAct Stadium to celebrate its 150th anniversary and took 30 minutes to complete.
A total of 1,795 students and more than 150 volunteers took part, including nine Nottinghamshire Police employees.
Students travelled from Chesterfield, Dronfield, Whitwell, Derby, Tibshelf, Alfreton and Nottingham for the event and received a medal and certificate recognising them as ‘record breakers.’
The team from Nottinghamshire Police helped train the students in key lifesaving skills, including CPR.
Stella Herbert, learning and development officer at Nottinghamshire Police, said: “It was a great experience to help break a Guinness World Record, but most importantly to teach schoolchildren some basic lifesaving skills.
“We always hope they never have to use them but it’s such an important lesson and we were able to deliver it in an exciting and engaging way.”
The previous record was set at 1,700 people by Emirates Transport at Abu Dhabi National Theatre in 2013.
The event, which was arranged by the Community Save A Life Scheme and Bolsover District Council, was supported by a number of organisations including Nottinghamshire Police, British Heart Foundation, Cardiac Risk in the Young, Chesterfield Council, Chesterfield FC, Inner Wheel and Rotary International.
The schools which took part in the event were:
Hasland Junior School, Chesterfield
Brockwell Junior School, Chesterfield
New Whittington Primary School, Chesterfield
Calow Primary School, Chesterfield
Mary Swanwick Primary School, Chesterfield
Parkside Community School, Chesterfield
Dunston Primary School, Chesterfield
Abercrombie Primary School, Chesterfield
Outwood Academy, Chesterfield
Chesterfield FE College, Chesterfield
Whitwell Primary School, Whitwell
Ashcroft Primary School, Derby
Tibshelf Academy, Tibshelf
Tibshelf Primary School, Tibshelf
Brackenfield Special School, Nottingham
Dronfield Junior School, Dronfield
Stonebroom Primary School, Alfreton
Morton Primary School, Alfreton
Photo: The Nottinghamshire Police team (L-R): Helen Purcell, Tracey Pearsall, Anna Neale, Stella Herbert, Lisa McBeal, Martina Faulkner, Lawrence Corr and Richard Blackwell. Not pictured: Laura Harmer