Each year we finish the day of the Grand Finale fundraiser with a preliminary amount of money we collected in aid of our charity. The sum is preliminary because it is based on the estimated amount raised by our volunteers, our online auctions and other means of support.
There is one basic rule governing the work of the CPR for Schools programme. We train the teachers and provide schools with handbooks and other teaching materials, and in return, the school agrees that pupils will take part in regular CPR lessons. Our aim is to provide each child with teaching materials: 'My CPR Handbook' and toy phone to exercise calling for help. We send the materials free of charge, provided that the school is actively participating in our programme.
So, you might ask us: how does it work exactly?
Firstly, we invite primary school teachers to take part in CPR training, where they learn how to teach first aid to their pupils. Having completed the course, teachers receive their 'starter packs' of books and gadgets to hand to their pupils. They are now ready to begin their adventure with CPR for Schools programme!
At the end of each semester, the teachers fill in Lesson Chart and send it to our office. This allows us to keep tabs on how the programme is being run in individual schools and how many pupils have been taught CPR. What is more, sending in a correctly filled Lesson Chart is a guarantee of receiving a new batch of handbooks and teaching aids in the following year. Once we receive an e-mail confirming the number of children to take part in lessons in the following semester, we will send the materials.
Check if your child's school is participating in the programme - if not, make sure to let the school know that the participation in the programme is completely free of charge!