Restart a Heart Day 2021

Restart a Heart Day returns to classrooms across the UK on 15th October 2021. Volunteers from Yorkshire Ambulance Service will deliver face-to-face CPR training in over 100 secondary schools.

Started in 2014, the purpose of Restart a Heart Day is to reach as many members of public as possible with critical training around how to restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest. Since then, over 82% of Yorkshire secondary schools have been visited, with 151,531 students being provided with face-to-face training.

In England, the training of CPR is part of the PSHE curriculum, and is recommended for all students aged 12 and above.

Penstripe and Yorkshire Ambulance Service are working together to further expand the collective public knowledge surrounding CPR and the use of defibrillators. In August 2021, Penstripe distributed around half a million teacher and student planners to schools across the UK and beyond, including instructions on how to perform these potentially lifesaving skills. These planners have been very positively received by students, teachers and parents alike.

Jason Carlyon, Community Engagement Manager at Yorkshire Ambulance Service said of this opportunity, “We’re very pleased to work in partnership with Penstripe to share instructions on how to perform CPR and use defibrillators in their student and teacher planners.

The opportunity to put this information in so many planners in the UK and also overseas means that hundreds of thousands of people have this life saving information at their fingertips and hopefully will be equipped with the knowledge to save a life should they need to”

Get a Free ‘restart a heart’ poster

We are committed to providing useful and practical lifesaving resources to schools across the country. Click the button below to download and print our free A3 ‘Restart A Heart’ poster for your classroom.

Further info

Restart a Heart Day – Restart a Heart Day – Yorkshire Ambulance Service (

CPR in Schools | Resuscitation Council UK

If you would like to include the CPR and defibrillator information in your school planners for free (funded by Penstripe), then please drop the team a message using the form (or email if you prefer) and we will talk you through how it works.

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