Life going nowhere? Ayer’s Cliff Elementary ­students can help you

By Gordon Lambie

On Friday afternoon, Ayer’s Cliff Elementary School students from grades three to six learned a potentially life-saving lesson thanks to their French teacher, a local paramedic, and the Bee Gees. In three sessions between the lunch hour and the end of the school day, the students learned that that if they come across someone who has fallen unconscious, it’s alright, it’s okay, they don’t need to look the other way, they just need to call for help and start CPR. Paired up with practice dummies, students took turns giving two minute sets of hands-only CPR compressions to the beat of the song, “Stayin’ Alive,” and learning about how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. See full story in the Monday, Oct. 28 edition of The Record.

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