Staff from Lawn Manor Academy have donated the school’s entire stock of 250 science safety glasses to the Great Western Hospital.
Headteacher Sandra Muir contacted staff at the hospital, having seen New College donate science equipment, to check whether NHS staff still needed personal protection equipment (PPE).
“They told me that they have a desperate need for PPE, and so this morning we arranged for all our science safety glasses, some full face visors and 1400 medical grade gloves that we had in stock to be dropped off to Brighter Futures at GWH,” said Mrs Muir.
“They were very grateful for the donation and said the equipment will prove very useful. A lot of schools all over the country are doing this, and it’s a great illustration of how schools genuinely are at the heart of our communities.”
Royal Wootton Bassett Academy has also donated more than 1000 pairs of medical grade gloves to Brighter Futures.
A spokesperson for Brighter Futures, the charity of the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said staff there were delighted with the donation.
“We are very grateful for the amazing response from Lawn Manor Academy,” said the spokesperson.
“It was really thoughtful. The response from the local area as a whole has been fantastic.”