New Restart a Heart Website Launches

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) has launched a new website to promote its Restart a Heart Day campaign which provides life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training to schoolchildren every year.

Improvements have been made to the layout, content and accessibility on all devices, including mobile phones and tablets. You can see the new website at

The new website is launched as YAS announces that a record-breaking 171 of Yorkshire’s secondary schools – around 40,000 students - have signed up for a free life-saving lesson on Restart a Heart Day - Wednesday 16 October 2019!

Jason Carlyon, Community Resuscitation Manager for Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: “We have taught life-saving skills to an incredible 105,000 youngsters at 72% of Yorkshire’s secondary schools in the last five years on Restart a Heart Day.

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“We are overwhelmed with the response to this year’s campaign which continues to go from strength to strength, enabling us to continue providing new generations of potential life-savers and improve survival rates for cardiac arrest patients.”

Currently in the UK, less than one in ten (8.6%) people survive a cardiac arrest. If we achieved the same survival rates of countries like Norway (25%), where CPR is taught in schools, an additional 100 lives could be saved each week - the equivalent of approximately 5,000 every year.

Sponsored by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity, the event is delivered in partnership with the Resuscitation Council (UK) and British Heart Foundation (BHF). The equipment required will be provided free of charge by the BHF and there will be certificates of completion for all participating pupils.

Schools participating in Restart a Heart Day 2019 are:

East Yorkshire - 19

Beverley Grammar School, Beverley
Beverley High School, Beverley
Cambian Beverley School, Beverley
Cottingham High School, Cottingham
Driffield School, Driffield
Headlands School, Bridlington
Hessle High School, Hessle
Holderness Academy, Preston, Hull
Hornsea School and Language College, Hornsea       
Howden School, Howden
Hymers College, Hull
Kingswood Academy, Hull
Riverside School, Goole
Sirius Academy West, Hull
South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College, Melton, North Ferriby
St Mary's College, Hull
The Snaith School, Snaith
Wilberforce College, Hull
Withernsea High School, Withernsea 

North Yorkshire - 45

All Saints RC School, York
Archbishop Holgate's School, York
Beckfoot Upper Heaton, Bradford
Bedale High School, Bedale
Bootham School, York
Brayton Academy, Selby
Cundall Manor School, Cundall
Eskdale School, Whitby
Fulford School, York
Giggleswick School, Giggleswick
Harrogate Grammar, Harrogate
Harrogate High School, Harrogate
Holy Family Carlton, Goole
Huntington School, York
King James's School, Knaresborough
Malton School, Malton
Northallerton School and Sixth Form College, Northallerton
Outwood Academy, Easingwold, York
Queen Ethelburga's , York 
Queen Mary's School, Topcliffe, Thirsk
Richmond School, Richmond
Ripon Grammar School, Ripon
Risedale Sports and Community College, Catterick Garrison
Rossett School, Harrogate
Saint Francis Xavier, Richmond
Scalby School, Scarborough
Scarborough College, Scarborough
Scarborough Sixth Form College, Scarborough
Selby College, Selby
Selby High School, Selby
Settle College, Giggleswick, Settle
Sherburn High School, Sherburn in Elmet
Skipton Girls’ High School, Skipton
St Peter's School, York
St Augustine's RC School, Scarborough
Stokesley School, Stokesley
Tadcaster Grammar School, Tadcaster
The Minster School, York
The Read School, Drax, Selby
The Skipton Academy, Skipton
The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form, Leyburn
Thirsk School and Sixth Form College, Thirsk
Upper Wharfedale School, Skipton
Woodlands Academy, Scarborough
York College, York 

South Yorkshire - 38

All Saints Catholic High School, Sheffield
Al-Mahad Al-Islami, Sheffield
Ash Hill Academy, Hatfield, Doncaster
Aston Academy, Sheffield
Barnsley Academy, Barnsley
Bethany School, Sheffield
Dinnington High School, Sheffield
Don Valley Academy, Doncaster
Ecclesfield School, Sheffield
Fir Vale School, Sheffield
High Storrs School, Sheffield
Hinde House Secondary School, Sheffield
Holy Trinity, Barnsley
King Ecgbert School, Sheffield
Maple Medical Pupil Referral Unit , Balby, Doncaster
Malby Acedemy, Maltby, Rotherham
New College Doncaster
Oak Tree High School, Sheffield
Oakwood High School, Rotherham
Outwood Academy Calton, Barnsley
Outwood Academy City, Sheffield
Outwood Academy Shafton, Barnsley
Rawmarsh Community School, Rotherham
Saint Pius X Catholic High School, Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham
Sheffield Springs Academy, Sheffield
Sir Thomas Wharton Academy, Edlington, Doncaster
Springwell Learning Community, Barnsley
St Bernard’s Catholic High School, Rotherham
Stocksbridge High School, Sheffield
Tapton School, Sheffield
The Hayfield School, Doncaster
The McAuley Catholic High School and Sixth Form, Doncaster
The Rowan Centre, Rotherham
Thomas Rotherham College, Rotherham
Westfield School, Sheffield
Wickersley School and Sports College, Rotherham
Wingfield Academy, Rotherham
Yewlands Academy, Sheffield

West Yorkshire - 69

Abbey Grange Church of England Academy, Leeds
Airedale Academy, Airedale
BBG Academy, Cleckheaton
Bingley Grammar School, Bingley
Bradford Girls' Grammar School, Bradford
Bradford Central Pupil Referral Unit, Bradford
Brighouse High School, Brighouse
Calderdale Pupil Referral Unit, Halifax
Calder High School, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge
Cardinal Heenan High School, Leeds
Castleford Academy, Castleford
Cockburn John Charles Academy, Leeds
Crawshaw Academy, Leeds
Crofton Academy, Wakefield
Darul Uloom Dawatul Imaan, Bradford
Ellar Carr, Bradford
Fulneck School, Leeds
Garforth Academy, Garforth
Gateways School, Leeds
Grange Technology College, Bradford
Green Meadows School, Leeds
Heckmondwike Grammar School, Heckmondwike
Hemsworth Academy, Hemsworth
Highfield School, Ossett, Wakefield
Holmfirth High School, Holmfirth
Honley High School, Holmfirth
Horbury Academy, Horbury, Wakefield
Institute of Islamic Education, Dewsbury
John Smeaton Academy, Leeds
Kettlethorpe High School, Sandal, Wakefield
Kirklees College, Huddersfield
Lawnswood School, Leeds
Leeds City Academy, Leeds
Madni Academy, Dewsbury
Manor Croft Academy, Dewsbury
Netherhall Learning Campus, Huddersfield
Oastlers School, Bradford
Ossett Academy, Ossett    
Outwood Academy Freeston, Normanton
Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley
Prism Independent School, Bradford
Pudsey Grangefield School, Pudsey, Leeds
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield
Queensbury Academy, Bradford
Ralph Thoresby School, Leeds
Rastrick Independent School, Brighouse
Rida Girls High School, Dewsbury
Royds Hall Community School, Huddersfield
Royds School, Oulton, Leeds
Salendine Nook High School Academy, Huddersfield
School of Social Science, Leeds City College, Leeds
Silcoates School, Wakefield
South Craven School, Keighley
St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy, Dewsbury
St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School, Featherstone, Pontefract
The Brooksbank School, Elland
The Crossley Heath School, Halifax
The Featherstone Academy, Wakefield
The Halifax Academy, Halifax
The North Halifax Grammar School, Halifax
The Priory Centre, Wakefield
Thornhill Community Academy, Thornhill, Dewsbury
Titus Salt School, Shipley, Braford
Upper Batley High School, Batley
Wakefield Girls’ High School, Wakefield
Wakefield Independent School, Wakefield
Wetherby High School, Wetherby
Whitcliffe Mount School, Cleckheaton
Woodkirk Academy, Tingley, Leeds