Led by Physical Education Professor Steven Lulek, Castleton University students will be giving back to the local community while learning valuable hands-on training skills by teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to local Castleton Elementary School children.
“Teaching is a great way to ensure your skills are solid, save someone’s life, instill confidence, and show that life is bigger than us,” said Lulek.
Castleton students will be educating the elementary children on the importance of knowing CPR, as well as demonstrating the proper techniques to perform the skill. The process, which Lulek hopes to continue to incorporate regularly into his teachings, will be an integrated learning experience for both the Castleton University and Elementary School students.
“I thought it would be a great way for my students to understand and ensure they know the skills by teaching others,” explained Lulek, adding that his students are excited but nervous for their first session which begins on December 14. “I also wanted them to be able to see the big picture and give back.”