School pupils in Harris were the first to receive their certificates as a new training programme on lifesaving was implemented by the charity Lucky2BHere.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar' s Education Committee have taken the decision to include emergency life support training as part of the school curriculum to all P7 and S3 pupils. It’s to be delivered by the Skye-based charity Lucky2BHere, which fundraises for and installs AED devices to help recover people suffering cardiac arrest. It also delivers training in how to use the life-saving equipment.

The new programme started in Harris on Wednesday (19 February) with P7 pupils at Sir E Scott School, Tarbert and P6/7 pupils at Leverhulme School in Leverburgh (pictured) all receiving their Certificates at the end of the training session.