Lifesaving Restart a Heart campaign scoops prestigious award

14 July 2021

Student learns CPR

A Yorkshire Ambulance Service campaign which teaches schoolchildren how to become lifesavers has won a top accolade at the Yorkshire Choice Awards.

The initiative, which has provided CPR training to 151,000 Yorkshire students on Restart a Heart Day since 2014, received a Special Recognition Award at the online event.


Journalist and broadcaster Christa Ackroyd, who announced the award winners, said the recent high-profile resuscitation of Danish footballer Christian Eriksen highlighted the importance of the campaign.

She said: “Christian Eriksen is now well due to the incredible life-saving actions taken on the field and that is what Yorkshire Ambulance Service aims to teach which they have done with amazing success. Keep up the good work of teaching these skills that we should all learn.”

Jason Carlyon, Community Engagement Manager for Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: “We are so thrilled to win this award! We know the campaign has directly influenced the patient outcomes and we know of lives saved as a result – we can’t ask more than that.

“Thank you to the project team, volunteers, partner organisations, Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity and, of course, all the schools and students for supporting this vital campaign. Together we are improving chances of survival.”

More than 700 staff and volunteers are looking forward to returning to schools for face-to-face CPR training on Restart a Heart Day on Friday 15 October 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic meant the lessons had to be online last year.

The 114 participating schools are:

West Yorkshire - 43

Airedale Academy, Castleford

Brigshaw High School, Allerton Bywater

Honley High School, Honley        

Castleford Academy, Castleford

Outwood Academy, Hemsworth

Heckmondwike Grammar School, Heckmondwike

Upper Batley High School, Batley            

Garforth Academy, Garforth

Bruntcliffe Academy, Morley         

Lawnswood School, Leeds

Leeds City Academy, Leeds         

Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, Leeds 

Crawshaw Academy, Pudsey, Leeds

Rida Girls High School, Dewsbury          

Rida Boys High School, Dewsbury          

Manorcroft Academy, Dewsbury

St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy, Dewsbury         

The Brooksbank School, Elland   

Jaamiatul Imaam Muhammad Zakaria, Clayton

Holmfirth High School, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth

Coop Academy Grange, Bradford

Trinity Academy Bradford, Bradford        

Brighouse High School, Brighouse

Highfield School, Ossett    

Ossett Academy, Ossett

Pudsey Grangefield School, Pudsey, Leeds

The Farnley Academy, Leeds       

Temple Moor High School, Field End Grove, Leeds

Temple Learning Academy, Leeds 

Abbey Grange C of E Academy, Leeds

Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley  

Bingley Grammar School, Bingley           

The Crossley Heath School, Halifax       

Ryburn Valley High School, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax 

The Halifax Academy, Halifax      

North Halifax Grammar School, Illingworth, Halifax     

Kirklees College, Huddersfield     

Shelley College, Huddersfield      

North Huddersfield Trust School, Huddersfield 

Crofton Academy, Crofton, Wakefield     

Outwood Grange Academy, Wakefield   

Outwood Academy City Fields, Wakefield

Woodkirk Academy, Tingley         


East Yorkshire - 14

Driffield School, Driffield

Riverside School, Goole    

Howden School, Howden 

Beverley Grammar School, Beverley

Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College, Willerby     

Hessle High School, Hessle         

Wilberforce College, Hull  

Hymers College, Hull 

St Mary's College, Hull      

Wyke Sixth Form College, Hull

Oakfield School, Hull         

Sirius Academy West, Hull

Headlands School, Bridlington

Withernsea High School, Withernsea


North Yorkshire - 34

Settle College, Settle          

Ripon Grammar School, Ripon    

Barlby High School, Barlby

Norton College, Norton      

Huntington School, York    

York High School, York      

Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate, York      

Archbishop Holgate's School, York         

Fulford School, York           

Cundall Manor School, York

All Saint's RC School, York

Outwood Academy, Easingwold, York

Selby High School, Selby  

King James School, Knaresborough      

Sherburn High School, Sherburn in Elmet

Tadcaster Grammar School, Tadcaster

Queen Mary’s School, Topcliffe, Thirsk

Thirsk School & Sixth Form College, Thirsk 

The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form, Leyburn     

The Skipton Academy, Skipton    

Skipton Girls' High School, Skipton         

Upper Wharfedale, Skipton           

Bedale High School, Bedale         

Richmond School, Richmond

St Francis Xavier, Richmond

The Holy Family Catholic High School, Carlton

Stokesley School, Stokesley

Northallerton School, Northallerton

Scarborough College, Scarborough

Scalby School, Scarborough

Scarborough Sixth Form College, Scarborough

Scarborough University Technical College, Scarborough

Harrogate High School, Harrogate

Eskdale School, Whitby


South Yorkshire - 23

Holy Trinity Academy, Barnsley   

Outwood Academy Shafton, Barnsley    

Maple Medical PRU, Balby, Doncaster   

Serlby Park Academy, Doncaster

Outwood Academy Adwick, Doncaster   

Don Valley Academy, Doncaster

Oakwood High School, Rotherham         

Wingfield Academy, Rotherham   

Saint Pius X Catholic High School, Rotherham  

Thrybergh Academy, Rotherham

Al-Mahad Al-Islami, Sheffield       

Tapton School, Sheffield   

UTC Sheffield City, Sheffield        

Westfield School, Sheffield

Notre Dame High School, Sheffield        

Stocksbridge High School, Sheffield       

Outwood Academy City, Sheffield 

Firth Park Academy, Sheffield     

The Birley Academy, Sheffield

Bradfield School, Sheffield

Hinde House School, Sheffield

Dinnington High School, Sheffield

Ecclesfield School, Ecclesfield


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