Kindergarten students learn life-saving skill

first_imgCPR is an important lesson that hits close to home for Decker. “It helps the blood pump through,” said kindergarten student Gabe. “You call 9-1-1 and then you start CPR,” said kindergarten student Hunter. “This February, February 28th, I went down in school and was saved in school with them doing CPR on me. So it’s gone full cycle,” said Decker. “I feel extremely lucky that I was at a place where basically everybody knew what to do.” Decker’s kindergarten students have been practicing the skill on things like stuffed animals, helping them continue to learn each step and the purpose of what they are doing. A few months back, she needed help herself. The students have also been learning about calling 9-1-1 and how to speak with dispatchers.center_img Students in the Afton Central School District have been posting videos of them practicing hands-only CPR, a lesson they just wrapped up before schools closed. AFTON (WBNG) — Students across New York are online learning. But when it comes to classes that are hands-on, teachers are getting extra creative. So before you say kindergarten may be young to learn CPR, you’re never too young to help save a life. “They can help just telling a grown up what to do if a grown up doesn’t know,” said Afton pool aide Matt Mercilliott. “We do do K through 12 hands-only CPR every year and we feel it’s so important to be part of everyday life because you never know when it’s going to be needed,” said physical education teacher Cathy Decker.last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *