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School children in Swindon will be given first aid lessons on how to save lives by St Johns Ambulance.
It comes after an 11-year-old student was struck by lightning outside the Dorcan Academy last week.
A schoolboy is recovering in hospital after surviving a direct hit by lightning.
Joe Compton, a pupil at the Dorcan Academy in Swindon, was struck yesterday afternoon. Teachers, staff from a nearby leisure and ambulance crews saved his life after managing to restart his heart.
Scott Sissons, the head teacher of Dorcan Academy in Swindon saw the lightning from his office and then came to help. In this clip he describes a phenomenal bolt of lightning and a tremendous clap of thunder.
A schoolboy is in hospital after being struck by lightning.
The 11-year-old, who is believed to be a pupil at the Dorcan Academy in Swindon received medical attention from staff and the Great Western Ambulance Service after going into cardiac arrest.