The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity has oficially summed up its activities and support of Polish healthcare which aimed to address coronavirus pandemic in Poland. Our charity has donated medical equipment for PLN 48 000 000.
We aim to reach as many schools as possible, and that's why we hold our CPR courses for teachers across the country. Since 2013 we have been kindly hosted by the regional Teacher Training Centres, which aim to offer additional training to teachers working in Polish schools. We usually invite not more than 40 trainees - 2 teachers from each school which applied to take part in our programme. The courses take place from 9 am till 3 pm and from 10 am till 4 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
In order to maximise the effect, the course is always divided into two parts. First part is introduction to CPR and it focuses on theory. Our qualified instructors present the following topics:
- assessing the state of the casualty and process of calling for help
- recovery position
The second part of the training is all about implementing what the trainees have learned and practice of new skills. Each participant has to perfect their CPR skills, because they are going to be passing their knowledge to children. The essential part of each course is focused on how to teach first aid to children. The aim of the CPR for Schools programme is quite simple - we want all Polish children to learn the basis of CPR and to instil a habit to help others and take responsibility for others in them from very young age.
Teachers, who have competed our intensive CPR course receive 'starter packs' of teaching aids: handbooks, DVDs, manikins, and educational posters they can use to teach CPR to their pupils.