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Century High School students learn life skills on Community Day 

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — Students at Century High School experienced school in a new way on Wednesday.

On Community Day, students had the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities throughout the day in four separate blocks.

One of the blocks was run by the Simulation Center at Mayo Clinic. It was an opportunity for students to get experience with medical skills and procedures.

They learned how to assess patients, call for help and perform CPR.

Students performed CPR on mannequins that are life-like, that can simulate breathing, talking and having pulses.

Torrey Laack, the medical director of Mayo’s Simulation Center, said these skills can save lives. He said he has been impressed with students so far, adding that they are staying focused and asking good questions.

Students learned how to use automated external defibrillators, which deliver electric shocks through the chest to the heart, and can help save a person’s life during cardiac arrest.

Students are also learning how to use automated external defibrillators. Those deliver electric shocks through the chest to the heart, and can save a person’s life during cardiac arrest.

One of the other blocks set aside for the day was a mental wellness seminar. The other three included activities ranging from archery to painting. Students are even learning how to change tires and prepare taxes.

Byron Tollefson

Byron Tollefson

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