Telegraph campaign for certified CPR training in NSW schools
With the support of Royal Life Saving Australia and St John Ambulance -- we have begun a campaign for compulsory certified CPR training in all NSW high schools.
Ourcampaign is being launched amid a summer of record near-drownings. Fifty-fourpeople -- almost half of them children -- have been savedsince the start of January in NSW.
A further 2000 people have been rescued from the state's beaches since Christmas. The cost of CPR trainingis not excessive -- as little as $25 each for Year 7 students and $10 a year after that for arefresher course.
As such, we the signatories to this petition call on NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli and federal School Education Minister Peter Garrett to introducecompulsory certified CPR training inNSW high schools from this year.