Our 999 Fundraising Day
On Thursday 9th February 2017, the staff and children came to school dressed in the theme of '999' to raise money for an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).
We had doctors, nurses, fire fighters, army, lifeguards and even casualties.
The school have decided to purchase and AED for use in the event that a pupil, member of staff, visitor or member of the local community should unfortunately suffer a cardiac arrest whilst on or near our school site.
Using an AED on a person who is having a cardiac arrest can increase their chance of survival by up to 70% compared with a chance of survival following CPR alone of under 1%.
When the school is open, the AED will be accessible to our local community.
The cost of a fully automatic defibrillator with pads for both adults and children is £1300.
The 999 day raised an amazing £400 towards the cost; helped by a large donation from K W Slack & Sons Landscapers. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
We still need to raise a further £900; if any local businesses, families or members of the local community would like to make a donation we would be extremely grateful. Please send in any donations to Mrs Annette Appleton, School Business Manager.
Take a look at our gallery to see some of the wonderful costumes.