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Cornish school donates science supplies to Treliske

Cornish school donates science supplies to Treliske

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:17am 3rd April 2020.

A school in Cornwall is joining the fight against coronavirus by donating its vital science supplies to Treliske Hospital.

The Roseland Academy, in Tregony, says it is to help ease pressure on resources during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The donation includes safety gloves, full face shields, surgical masks and 120 pairs of goggles.

“I’d heard on the news a few stories about NHS workers not being able to get hold of key protective equipment.

"I think I speak for all of us in saying that we’re all indebted to the NHS workers at the moment, we’ve got quite a few of our students who have parents who work for the NHS and some of our staff have relatives as well - so we all want to do our bit.

“Treliske were delighted to receive the package as they’re looking for any kit they can get their hands on. Our contact gave us some feedback to say that our donation will prove very helpful to their team. 

"We’ve spread the word to other local schools and colleges so hopefully they’ll be able to get some bits and pieces together as well to help out.”

Deputy Head, Richard Clarke

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The Roseland Academy has donated science supplies, including goggles and face masks, to frontline NHS staff at Treliske Hospital

As students continue their studies from home, the equipment donated to Treliske will not be used until students return to classrooms.

The school says some experts estimate might not be until September this year.

Instead, the equipment will be used on the front-line treating those in need for the foreseeable future at Treliske Hospital. 

“We hope more schools are able to follow our example and do everything they can to support Royal Cornwall Hospital.

"We are delighted to have been able to respond in this way to help fight coronavirus, support the NHS and front-line staff. In a time of crisis, it is so important that we all come together to help others - something which we instil in all Roseland Academy students.” 

Headteacher, Chris Challis

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