Devizes School is celebrating after hosting a year 7 & 8 Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament which raised £1756 for the British Heart Foundation!
A total of 60 students from years 7 and 8 took part in the sponsored competition which aimed to promote the importance of maintaining a healthy heart through regular exercise.
Teaching Assistant Ollie Clements, who organised the event, said: “We were looking for a way to help our students to be more active as well as develop team building skills and strategic thinking. With dodgeball everyone is important in creating a successful team and it seemed to capture the students’ imagination”.
We did not expect to raise this amount of money and have been blown away by the hard work of the students in securing sponsorship and the awesome support from their friends and families.
All of the students contributed to the overall total but special mention must be made to the three students who raised the most money; Erin H (£152), Jenna M (£148) & Matthew M (£96).
In preparation for the event the PE and Health Faculty dedicated PE lessons to train all the students within the school in how to perform CPR, so that more students know these life saving skills.
Currently if you suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK you have less than a one in ten chance of surviving. Devizes School, in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation want to change that.
The students were provided with a Call Push Rescue training kit which provided specialist equipment needed to learn how to perform CPR. By the end of the lessons the students were confident in knowing how to recognise cardiac arrest and carry out CPR on adults and children.
Mr Ali Lund
Teacher of PE & Health