Defibrillator installed at saltash.net

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in News | No Comments

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saltash.net’s ongoing commitment to making its school environment as safe as possible for staff, students, parents and other visitors, was demonstrated earlier this term when the school acquired a defibrillator to be kept permanently on its site.

Funded by a grant from the British Heart foundation, the IPad style defibrillator will be kept during school hours in the main reception and after 4.00pm in the site manager’s office next to the Lecture Theatre and Student Services entrance.

During the week of 9th – 13th November, Healthy Schools Coordinator at saltash.net, Rachel Noble, led assemblies for the whole school to explain to the students how a defibrillator works and when it might be needed. Also assisting with the assembly was support staff member, Mrs Lorraine Booth, who gave advice on what to do if a member of the school community found someone unconscious. How to keep a healthy heart also formed part of the assembly’s message.

Headteacher, Mrs Bryce, concluded the assemblies by praising Year 9 student, Jack Phelan, who as a Fire Cadet is currently raising money to help provide another defibrillator in the town of Saltash outside the Fire Station on Callington Road. Jack will be helping to organise the school’s Christmas raffle this year and all proceeds will be going to this excellent cause.