SECONDARY schools across Yorkshire are being urged to sign up for a free life-saving lesson on Restart a Heart Day 2018.

Hundreds of staff and volunteers from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) will give up their time to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training to thousands of youngsters on Tuesday October 16.

All participating pupils will be invited to enter an artwork challenge and the winner will receive a defibrillator for their school.

Dr Steven Dykeses, Deputy Medical Director at Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: "CPR is simple to learn and it really can save the lives of people in cardiac arrest. By being trained and having the confidence to use CPR, we can dramatically increase a patient’s chance of survival. That is why we’re encouraging all secondary schools to sign up to learn this vital skill.”

If your secondary school would like to take part in the event, you can register at http://www.restartaheart.yas.nhs.uk/. The deadline for applications is Tuesday May 15.