CITY MP Stephen Mosley has stepped into the shoes of a Hollywood hard man to show his support for a charity’s campaign to get lifesaving skills taught as standard on the secondary curriculum.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) want to see emergency life support (ELS) skills taught in secondary school classrooms across England. They are calling on the Government to include lifesaving skills as a mandatory part of the school curriculum to ensure all students are taught the skills which would help save a life.
In September the BHF and RCUK delivered a petition to Downing Street with more than 100,000 signatures of support.
Now MPs have recognised the public call to teach children these essential skills and have debated the issue in Parliament.
Last year Mr Mosley visited Newton Primary School to see children learning these vitally important skills first-hand.
He said: “Stepping in and helping to save someone’s life in an emergency shouldn’t just be left to the hard men. By teaching lifesaving skills in schools, we could put hundreds of thousands of new lifesavers on the streets each year.”