Children from across the Isle of Wight have been taking a hands-on approach when it comes to saving lives today (Tuesday).

Sessions teaching the Island’s school pupils how to recognise a cardiac arrest and what to do if they notice someone having one, have been taking place at eight Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue stations.

The life-saving lessons have been held to mark world Restart A Heart Day.

Pupils from Newport C of E took over Newport Fire Station earlier this afternoon.

Isle of Wight woman Laura Summers was also in attendance.

She told students her experience of suffering a cardiac arrest and why the skill’s so important.

Watch our video below:

View our gallery of the day’s session:

1. Newport C of E pupils learn CPR

Duncan Walker, from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, cardiac arrest survivor Laura Summers, Sean Harrison, from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, and Victoria White from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.

2. Newport C of E pupils learn CPR

3. Newport C of E pupils learn CPR

4. Newport C of E pupils learn CPR

5. Newport C of E pupils learn CPR

6. Newport C of E pupils learn CPR