Every Year 7 student at Talara Primary College yesterday received their official certification of the important life saving skill of cardio pulmonary resuscitation (‘CPR”) at a ceremony held at the College.
The students undertook the certification course with the assistance of Allan Hemerik from Pacific First Aid who administered the training program at a discounted rate.
As a co Sponsor Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie attended the ceremony and presented certificates to some of the students.
Mr Bleijie said that it was a pro-active safety initiative that the school was offering to all students in Year 7, at no cost to parents.
“CPR certification is an important life skill and the students should be congratulated for their 100% completion rate of the program,” Mr Bleijie said.
“The course would not be made possible without the financial support local business identities Darren and Janelle Brown of Swimart Currimundi and Brendan and Glenda Ragget from Jim’s Mowing Sunshine Coast South.
“Without this assistance, the CPR training courses would not be possible.
“This is the third year that I have been able to also co sponsor the program and I would like to thank the local businesses for their ongoing support.
“I understand that many families are doing it tough at the moment and it is important that cost isn’t a barrier to students completing this course.
“There are now 130 students and their families who have a very important life saving skill which is invaluable, particularly with Summer just weeks away and the busy school holiday period rapidly approaching.
“This is a wonderful initiative that is undertaken by the College and I thank the Principal, Mr Steve Adams and Deputy, Mrs Cindy Bin Tahal who have continued this important initiative for Year 7 students at Talara” Mr Bleijie said.