The NH Chapter of the American Heart Association partnered with Anthem to donate 45 Hands-Only CPR kits to the Gilmanton School, a K-8 in Gilmanton NH. Andie Hession, the Prescott Farm Naturalist in the Classroom working with Gilmanton School, facilitated the contact as an offshoot of the Survival Skills program she was teaching in the 7th grade, including basic Wilderness first aid.

In accordance with Federal Wellness Guidelines, the Gilmanton School is devising a curriculum of health and wellness offerings to students in K-8 for the 2018-2019 school year, including offering First Aid/Safety and Hands-Only CPR to our middle school population. The school is investing money to send staff to the Red Cross Instructors Training.

“This donation of the CPR kits is vital to the success of our program by saving our district a significant amount of money in materials needed,” says Rachael Vigeant, RN, Gilmanton School Nurse. “We will also be offering the Red Cross Babysitter Training community wide, hopefully later this year.”

Prescott Farm is a nonprofit 501c3 environmental education center committed to helping people discover their own connections to the natural world.  Prescott Farm offers a world of discovery to children of all ages, from Fledglings nature-based preschool to WildQuest vacation camps, with experienced “Naturalists in the Classroom” working in area schools, and welcoming school trips to Prescott Farm to explore nature. It is a designated wildlife viewing area with over 160 acres of idyllic farmland, forest and pastures open daily, year-round to the public including more than three miles of woodland, pond and field trails, heritage gardens, and a Natural PlayScape. For more information about Prescott Farm and all of its programming and ways to help, please visit